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Re: Depression, Evolution (CC)

Posted by CC on November 14, 1999, at 22:54:32

In reply to Re: Depression, Evolution (CC), posted by Bob on November 14, 1999, at 19:59:22

Just a few comments,


Everything in the outside world that reinforces your faith or strenghtens it is like empirical data that would strenghten a scientific theory except that it is a personal thing that does not readily yield to scientific prodding. Of course I only have my own personal experiences to base this on.

"So if the God of Christ lives within us, why would we need to rely on the words of
men to teach us Truth? "

In isolation from a larger body of "believers", and given that there is a spiritual adversary, in Christianity Satan, even though you may have some spiritual insight, your adversary is there to confuse you, and people have been known to come up with some weird ideas. So outside influence would hopefully set these people straight, not to imply that anyone has all the answers.
Another analogy might be, if people are born with a natural instinct to procreate, why do we need sex-education? They have all the necessary information in their being, why would they need anything else?

"And as a scientist, I have no faith in science."

I think you do have faith in science though you might call it something else. If you didn't "believe" science gives an accurate representation of reality, why would you bother with it? Its a systematic representation that you hold to be the most valid model available, and you have confidence in it. Not that you worship or revere it. For me this is pretty much synonymous with "faith".

"And I still say that looking outside of yourself to reinforce your Faith means you're
looking in the wrong place."

This idea is probably incompatible with Christianity. Christianity encourages fellowship and for us to consider ourselves part of a larger "body". Various things can strengthen one's faith and a lot of them come from day to day experiences, from outside the "self".

"the bad choice of God "

We believe in a "perfect" God.

"oops ... the X-Files is on ..."

I believe it was a good episode, did they take a chunk of Mulder's brain out!?




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