Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Robyn Blumner address
Robyn Blumner, the CEO and President of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, spoke at the Reason Rally at our nation’s capital. I stood in the crowd and heard this woman, who has devoted much of her life and career to the laws of civil liberties and civil rights, including directorships of more than one ACLU base of operations, as she explained her faith in mankind:
“I wrote a column – it was titled, “I’m an Atheist – So What?” And this is what I said. “It’s not just God that I can’t fathom. I also reject the existence of Satan, or any form of afterlife, beyond the redistribution of the body’s matter. In my book, there are no ghosts, goblins, angels, or spirits. I don’t believe in psychic power, astrology, or predestination. And forget about karma, kismet, or crystals. In my view, the soul does not exist outside a functioning brain.” Nothing was meant to be. And things that seem inexplicable are not miracles or paranormal experiences. They are simply not yet explained. My faith is in mankind, and the marvels accomplished by human ingenuity and drive.”
Though the pinnacle of God’s creation, mankind is fallen. Turn on the news and one will quickly observe that mankind is incapable of saving itself. Many Christians do not understand the problem with putting faith in humanity rather than God. Can you defend your faith in the supernatural? Cristie Jo and I are creating multiple individual and church resources to equip Christians in both understanding and defending their faith in the wake of the nones phenomenon.
Robyn Blumner is the CEO and president of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason.