I know that, as a viable belief system, atheism will be destroyed by science. This is a bold claim, and I believe it to be true.
It’s simple. If you’re an atheist, you’re only viable philosophical system for understanding the world is materialism, which is
a theory that physical matter is the only or fundamental reality and that all being and processes and phenomena can be explained as manifestations or results of matter
According to atheism, there should be no existence of any kind of supernatural entities.
However, there’s a massive hole in this philosophical system though that will pop up. You see, despite what some people seem to think, there’s no real reason to assume that humans can’t actually detect supernatural entities through some kind of machinery .
I suspect that in the future we will detect supernatural entities through some kind of machine that can detect the supernatural (think PKE meters in Ghostbusters) . As the scientific evidence starts grow larger and larger for the supernatural, atheism as a viable philosophy will simply be destroyed.
In some ways, this is already starting to happen. Confirmed out of body experiences are starting to punch holes in materialism, and more evidence of this type will continue to crop up as time goes on.
I won’t say with any certainty how long this will take, but it will happen. I guarantee it.
I’m pleased to introduce the Proverbs 3:13-18 club, a book club designed to expand your thoughts and to challenge yourself intellectually.
Why Proverbs 3:13-18?
Like all good Catholics, I don’t read my Bible enough. Realizing this, I picked a particular book in the Bible to read for Lent and read that one as much of it as possible. One Lent I decided to read the book of Proverbs. I read through the most of Proverbs that Lent, but chapter three, verses thirteen through eighteen jumped out at me. It’s stuck with me with me ever since:
13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy
Here are the general rules:
- The book will be picked by me. If the commentors have multiple good ideas, I might put it to a vote. The book with the most votes wins.
- You have a month to read the book. Extensions can and probably will be offered.
- Once the appointed time is reached, there will be a thread where you can discuss the book and write reviews.
The first book will be
Free Trade Doesn’t Work: What Should Replace It and Why, by Ian Fletcher