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I am a Baha'i and a professional fiction writer/editor and a performing/recording artist. I am a founding member of the Book View Cafe ( and CommonGroundGroup ( I am also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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I like thinking through and discussing subjects related to religion, science and reason. I enjoy spirited, but civil discourse on these subjects because it challenges me to check my assumptions about life, the universe, and everything on a frequent basis.
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Church doctrine didn't square with other people's religious experience or with reality and history. In fact, it didn't square with what I got out of a thorough reading of the scripture the doctrine was allegedly based on. Specifically, the church's teaching on the nature of salvation and the exclusivity of Christ didn't square with existing scripture.
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Faith and Reason: One Way or the Highway?

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm 5 Comments

I thought this might be a good place for my last blog entry from So, here are some of my thoughts on faith and reason.

Another Common Ground blogger, Ian Kluge, directed our attention to the new atheists position that there is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict between faith and reason.

Christopher Hitchens sums up their position this way: “All attempts to reconcile faith…


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