I’ve been carrying out a short dialog with Tim over at Splinters of Silver. He’s a Christian, with an obvious Christian viewpoint on everything. My comments have been directed, for the most part, to the conflict between religion and science. He doesn’t seem to really grasp the issue, at least from my point of view. It’s frustrating, but in the most recent post, entitled, Faith v. Unbelief, he makes a stab at understanding the atheist position. As I noted, it’s a start in the right direction, but it’s still wrong. I’m trying to explain the atheistic viewpoint, but it’s not getting through.
I know, most will say it’s not worth the effort, that strongly held religious beliefs probably won’t be changed. I’m not really trying to do that. I’m writing this more for myself, than for him. But if anyone feels like jumping in, feel free.
Personally, when frustration sets in, the tendency is to become more abusive, but I’m trying to be the better blogger. So far, what I’ve read from him, he maintains a civil tone, despite some provocation.
It’s a good topic, and deserves proper argument. I’m writing more there, I find, than here, but what the hell…