Should Our Faith Remain “Evidence Free”?
by Jimmy Wallace
“Faith is believing in something that cannot be proven and for which there is no evidence.”
Media representations of religious people would make you think this is an almost universally held opinion. “Faith and religion just can’t be proven by evidence.” “They just have to be believed.” It seems like there is a certain disconnect between the way people think about matters of faith and the way they think about the rest of life. It is as though people believe faith (by its nature) is somehow less “real” or “demonstrable” than other facts of life.
It is important to think about what evidence actually is, as well as what it isn’t…