A reader recently asked me this question. I was raised Catholic and even as a child I just couldn’t believe that if there was a God who created the universe and, by extension, us, that He wouldn’t expect us to use our brain to reason and learn was was real and unreal. My major concern, … If There Is No God, Then Why Do So Many People Believe in God?
I was trying out the Center for Inquiry‘s new podcast, Point of Inquiry. Pretty decent programs, actually. Well worth listening to. One thing, however, rubbed me the wrong way. They used this by now infamous “according to blah blah poll, 16% of Americans are nonreligious” statement, with the implication that this 16% were nonbelievers, almost-humanists, … 16% nonbelievers?