TWO DEEP THINKERS DEMONSTRATE
A NUANCED UNDERSTANDING OF FAITH
People who have doubts about the existence of God (or who reject Him completely) generally go out of their way to avoid speaking about religion with believers.
Such reticence is most often based on the intention of avoiding awkward social moments and giving offense — at least that’s the point for non-believers of good will who aren’t spoiling for a fight. But, since those who lack firm religious convictions tend to see belief as a very flimsy thing, it sometimes reflects an even more noble desire to not confront others with ideas that might shake their faith.
Admirable, but problematic. This is one of the factors that complicate addressing religion- and morality-related topics such as abortion and homosexuality. [Read more…] about Belief and Non-Belief