Like many of you, I left my faith with an abiding mistrust of religion. But since I had been listening for decades to a man talk from behind a pulpit, those teachings made a significant dent in my thinking. I didn’t realize it, but I had also been left with a deep mistrust of science. So when attempting to redraw my world view, I had a very difficult time finding anything I could believe in. I could barely even trust my own perceptions.
I eventually realized that I had been severely misguided when it came to science.
I’d like to talk about six misconceptions regarding science that are frequently taught in many mainstream Christian religions. I’m not saying that all churches spread these misconceptions, but I know that I was taught them, and I frequently hear them when dialoging with other Christians. These misconceptions are prevalent, if not all-pervasive.
These articles may help the newly de-converted to trust what I think is the most reliable source of information available: science. Another way they might be useful is that when people of reason find themselves dialoging with people of faith, the heart of the debate can often be distilled down to one or more of these misconceptions.