In some of my prior essays I have been critical of fundamentalist Christianity for its rejection of the principles of evolution, as well as anything else in science that conflicts with belief in a literal interpretation of scripture. But this essay is addressed to my Christian friends who embrace belief both in mainstream Christian doctrine and in mainstream science. They believe these two realms are intellectually compatible. I disagree.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Lately there have been accusations from the Christian community that atheists have been attacking Christians for just wanting to practice their religion. Hmmm . . . It might have started last winter with charges that atheists were objecting to the use of the greeting, “Merry Christmas.” And more recently, of course, there has been secular criticism of the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. All of this has made me think about where atheists should concentrate their efforts and about how vocal they should be in promoting their point of view.