Monday, August 15, 2011

The heart of the problem in American politics

When you get right down to it, the Democrats are just mad that the Republicans aren't Democrats, and the Republicans are mad that the Democrats aren't Republicans. And Democrats are just mad that Republicans are even less Democrat than they've ever been, and Republicans are mad that Democrats are even less Republican than they've ever been.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scientists discriminating against scientists who believe in God and Jesus

Richard Dawkins, in his book The God Delusion, makes a big deal about how there aren't many scientists who are Christians, and not many Christians have won the Nobel Prize, as if both are somehow damning proof that intelligent people aren't Christians. Dawkins also puts forth the argument that many of the great people of the past, such as Beethoven, Mendel, and many others, were Christian in name only. They pretended to be Christians in order to get patronage from the Church, but their Christianity was just that--a pretense.

In my rebuttal book, The Dawkins Delusion, I offered the suggestion that perhaps there aren't many modern scientists who publicly profess to be Christian for the same reason--their research won't be funded, or they'll be passed over for prestigious jobs, precisely because they're Christian. So they don't admit to it. But their non-Christianity is just that--a pretense.

And today comes a news story that supports my rebuttal. The story regards a Christian scientist who claims he was discriminated against by other scientists because of his Christianity. Read about it here. And Dawkins, I told you so.