Money Quotes

“The self-consistency of the truth, on which all reason is based, is an inescapable and inherent characteristic of reality itself. We do not invent it or derive it, we merely discover it.”

Evidence-based faith vs. evidence-free faith

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De-Conversion Wager
Whether or not you believe in God, you should live your life with love, kindness, compassion, mercy and tolerance while trying to make the world a better place. If there is no God, you have lost nothing and will have made a positive impact on those around you. If there is a benevolent God reviewing your life, you will be judged on your actions and not just on your ability to blindly believe in creeds- when there is a significant lack of evidence on how to define God or if he/she even exists.
From the sidebar of “The De-Conversion Blog” – by “wager” it refers to the infamous “Pascal’s Wager” as an argument for God’s existence.
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Our creationist detractors charge that evolution is an unproved and unprovable charade— a secular religion masquerading as science. They claim, above all, that evolution generates no predictions, never exposes itself to test, and therefore stands as dogma rather than disprovable science. This claim is nonsense. We make and test risky predictions all the time; our success is not dogma, but a highly probable indication of evolution’s basic truth.

[Stephen Jay Gould, Dinosaur in a Haystack]

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