This post was inspired by a comment on an ealier post.
Being skeptical comes down to two words, Falsifiable Predictability.
Predictability – I predict that if I stand up from my chair and press that button over there by the door, the light will come on.
Falsifiable – Means doing just that, getting up from the chair and actually testing the theory, pressing that button and seeing if the light comes on.
It become science when your process is tested by others i.e. Peer reviewed.
The question against religion comes down to the question of, what is their prediction and how can I falsify it, i.e. test it. There are a lot of claims in the bible, all I am asking is for one of them to be falsifiable under controlled conditions.
Until that happens, it is all just talk.
Being skeptical is about being ready to put those claims to the test each and every time. Never assume that just because last time I asked a god to smite me and nothing happened does not mean the next time I ask it won’t happen. Being skeptical means continuing testing, always searching but never accepting without Falsifiable Predictable evidence.