When I wrote this a few years ago, I had not yet observed that the Pew Poll is all over the map when it comes to religious issues. So of course it sounded really bad: “49% of people who have left the church no longer believe in God or miracles.”
Which is another way of saying 51% still do.
But God is not running for office. He is still God whether we believe in him or not.
And believing in “science,” or government, or the innate goodness of human beings–well, heck, I’ve got a really nice bridge to sell you…
I came in for some abuse when I asked atheists “What do you believe in?” and then didn’t accept “rationalism” as an answer. Only because “rationalism” always boils down to a matter of opinion. One man’s “rational” is another man’s wall-climbing crazy.
As Christians we know what we believe and we know Whom we believe in. God is a person. He made us in His image and He loves us.
“Rationalists” are only idol worshipers, venerating things like Science, The State, The Party, etc., that they themselves have made with their own hands.
There’s an awful lot of it around today.