You may have already this this clip featuring two of your favorite things: Pastor Rick Warren and FOX News Channel:
Warren says a lot of idiotic things in the clip, but take special note of this line: “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.”
Reader Ungullible writes this in an email and I’m curious if anyone has responses to his thoughts:
Forget Rick Warren’s obvious flaws in logic for a moment. Forget that his premise is wrong — that he is the one using an excessive amount of faith, not us.
Instead, consider that he’s suggesting that there actually is a limit to faith, after which it’s a bad thing.
Isn’t that contrary to what many (most? Rick himself?) Christians preach? To them, faith in spite of evidence is better than faith because of evidence — in fact the latter isn’t even considered faith.
Contrary evidence? That’s just a test of their faith! Basically for Christians: Faith > Logic. Except when it’s something they disagree with — then they want to use “faith” pejoratively and try to stick it on us.