Tag Archives: belief

Why more facts won’t change your mind

Historian John Dickson has an excellent piece in the SMH on why we believe things. It counters the idea that we believe something based purely on the evidence, as recent studies have shown that often evidence can cause people to ...

Bad sound bites: You only believe because you want to

This one I find particularly vapid. Really, it's a begged question: the accuser has come to conclusion that Christianity is not true (or that there's no persuasive evidence or reason), therefore they assume that everyone else who thinks about it ...

Review: The Language of God- Francis Collins

The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief by Francis Collins Paperback, Pocket Books 2007   Another Amazon / Bookdepository review: Interesting, but tries to cover too much ground Dr Francis Collins is one of the worlds leading scientists, heading up the ...

Christianity and the Tooth Fairy

John Lennox is a professor at Oxford University where he teaches mathematics and the philosophy of science.

Bad sound bites: If you don’t want to be ridiculed…

I've written in the past about the tendency of evangelical atheists to resort to ridicule. When the victim objects, it's often heard, for example on twitter and blogs, something like: If you don't want to be ridiculed, don't have ridiculous beliefs. To the person ...

Review: There is a God – Antony Flew

There is a God: How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind by Antony Flew, with Roy Abraham Varghese. This book was published in 2007, three years before Flew passed away, and so it is not a new book, but was ...

True Unbelievers

There's an interesting post  on codenix blog where the writer, himself an atheist, writes about: unhelpful, bigoted, rabid group of “true-unbelievers”, the militant Atheists who for some reason believe it is their mission to attack people who publicly express ...

Dickson: The God-question

This is the second post highlighting RZIM's extract of John Dickson's latest book Life of Jesus: Who He Is and Why He Matters. The God-Question The world is a very religious place, and the much-heralded renaissance of skepticism dubbed the ...

Three kinds of beleifs

Justin Taylor over at The Gospel Coalition has a recent post about Glenn Beck. In the post he references this image detailing three kinds of Christian beliefs: What you must believe, What you must not reject, and What you should believe. What ...