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Science and God compatibility?

Francis Collins, the guy who heads up the Human Genome Project, was on NPR the other day and made a good case for denouncing atheism in that it is problematic:

Faith is the evidence of things not seen …. [and] scientific evidence that points towards the direction of God’s existence makes more sense than simply denying the possibility.

Such an interesting interview and he’s right on the money with how I view things. Of course, I have to say that I’m sick of organized religion and avoid it at all costs. But you see, people confuse religion with spirituality and I struggle to remain spiritual in an evidence-based scientific world. I do believe there is something more than our mortal lives, although not necessarily from a Christian perspective. On a side note, where did hell (pun intended) did the atheism fad come from anyway? Maybe it’s just because Richard Dawkins‘ publisher has a few good pr people working for him…

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  • But you see, people confuse religion with spirituality and I struggle to remain spiritual in an evidence-based scientific world.

    Can I recommend the book The “God” Part of the Brain to you? I think that this might be of some interest to someone with your particular outlook and concern. (No, I’m not connected with the book.)

    On a side note, where did hell (pun intended) did the atheism fad come from anyway?

    It’s always been there, it’s just that the increasingly belligerent forces of religious dogmatism are attempting to inflict their singular worldview on the rest of us, and we don’t appreciate it. Calling vocalisation a ‘fad’ demeans the importance we place on making good decisions for good reasons.

  • But you see, people confuse religion with spirituality and I struggle to remain spiritual in an evidence-based scientific world.

    Can I recommend the book The “God” Part of the Brain to you? I think that this might be of some interest to someone with your particular outlook and concern. (No, I’m not connected with the book.)

    On a side note, where did hell (pun intended) did the atheism fad come from anyway?

    It’s always been there, it’s just that the increasingly belligerent forces of religious dogmatism are attempting to inflict their singular worldview on the rest of us, and we don’t appreciate it. Calling vocalisation a ‘fad’ demeans the importance we place on making good decisions for good reasons.