Modern atheists view atheism as reasonable and scientific while Christianity is dismissed as wishful thinking. Science and reason have delivered us from dogmatic religious authority and the ignorance of blind faith, they say. “God” as comfort to the fearful and the explanation of all things to the simple-minded is no longer needed. Science has exposed this convenient crutch as mere fantasy. Reasonable people examine the facts of the universe to draw scientific conclusions, leaving the obsolete notion of a sovereign God on the bookshelf with other fairy tales.
In our short study, therefore, we will examine the “reasonable” and “scientific” claims of the atheist and agnostic as compared to the “unreasonable” and “blind” faith of the Christian. Could the reverse actually be true? Could it be that Christian faith is neither blind nor unreasonable, while the best arguments of atheism and agnosticism are built on unsupportable leaps of blind faith?
The results may surprise you.
© Craig Biehl, 2011