Results tagged “faith” from onegoodmove

Putting Faith In Its Place

tip to Pedantsareus

The Power of Prayer

Obama’s Faith-Based Folly

If it isn't obvious to everyone why I'm opposed to Obama's faith-based giveaway this article from the Progressive summarizes it quite well.

Obama’s Faith-Based Folly:
“Oh, I know, Obama assures us that the money this time won’t be used to proselytize and that the churches, synagogues, and mosques won’t be able to discriminate against prospective employees on the basis of their religion. But at bottom, the faith-based initiative, no matter the clunky name Obama affixes to it (Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships), will amount to the same old government subsidy for religious groups. If you give a church a million dollar grant to cover a program it’s already running, that frees up a million bucks for that church to go find converts.”



Definition: The same word is used with two different meanings.

related: P.Z. Myers on the Davies piece, Faith is not a prerequisite for science Taking Science on Faith
SCIENCE, we are repeatedly told, is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world because it is based on testable hypotheses. Religion, by contrast, is based on faith. The term “doubting Thomas” well illustrates the difference. In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
(tip to phidippides)