Belief

Complexities of Faith, Casualties of Logic

by David King on May 26, 2012

I am not religious – at all. Nevertheless, I have a lot of faith.

I have faith in the knowledge that what I’m doing right now is exactly what I should be doing, because I’m doing it. I have faith in people, generally speaking, and I believe that the masses will eventually become intolerant of any particular injustice. I have faith in nature, and in evolution, understanding that there is a time-tested system in place. I have faith in love, and in following my heart, because trusting my heart has always led me down the right path, even if I can’t grasp it in the moment.

I have faith in my instincts. I have faith in my intuitions. I have faith in my ability to reason. I have faith in myself.

I have faith in the universe, and in some … Keep Reading Here

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Science vs. Religion vs. Our Fate

by David King on June 5, 2009

So I return to the issue of fate, but with an entirely different frame of reference: Our fate as a species (as well as that of the planet, with which ours is completely entwined). In recent years we have witnessed an explosion of scientific evidence that climate change is real and nearing a tipping point. We also know that we are currently in the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction, the causes of which are irrefutably and undeniably linked to human behaviour. And there are a number of other related issues being brought to the forefront: privatization of fresh water, predicted increases in environmental refugees, rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, lack of commitment to green technology by major industries, oil dependency, overfishing, overplowing, genetic modification, soil erosion, etc. (and that’s a BIG etc.). It is only natural, then, to … Keep Reading Here

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Global Warming? God did it!

by David King on April 10, 2009

No, I don’t really believe that God (if it or something like it exists) has caused global warming…

I do, however, believe that modern religions (particularly Christianity) have failed the planet and the environment miserably. Despite the popular Christian belief that life exists nowhere else in the universe, I have yet to hear of any religious leaders, Christian or otherwise, who are too concerned about saving “the only life supporting planet in the universe.” Why not? This is, perhaps, one of the most perplexing ironies of Christianity (and often creationism) that comes to mind: God creates the one and only Earth, God creates Man, Man witnesses the destruction of the one and only Earth and does nothing about it.

Perhaps Man is simply too busy worrying about pro-choicers and the gays than to worry about the fall of the most … Keep Reading Here

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