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Re: Depression, Evolution - God, Proof, and Faith

Posted by Scott L. Schofield on November 18, 1999, at 10:46:05

In reply to Re: Depression, Evolution (CC), posted by Elizabeth on November 14, 1999, at 23:00:16

> > If you could prove God exists, there would be no need for "faith".

I think something may been missing from this thread. I don't see that anyone has attempted to define just what it is they think God is. Has anyone? Some people define or regard God simply as existence. Using this definition, the existence of God has been proven. Existence exists, doesn't it.

I've never been one for blind faith. I much prefer the rewards that sighted faith provides. Just look around.

> Well, exactly; it's an untestable hypothesis. (And do we really have need for it? Laplace didn't....)

Who is Laplace? I envy you your wealth of education.

> > I think Christians generally believe that without faith, nothing can be accomplished.

I haven't spoken to enough Christians regarding this topic to know if this is true or not. It does seem that it is religion that has inspired most of the great feats of mankind, especially those of antiquity. This may no longer be true in the industrial age.

> Plenty of people have accomplished great things without needing to appeal to an object of religious faith.

> > The good thing about Mainstream Christianity is that you have something besides your own personal experiences to guide you, the Scripture and the hierarchical higher ups.

I think that this can be a good thing.

> > What about my question, do you think "man" is capable of solving the problems currently facing us?

> One question is, is it possible for people to *accept* that some problems will go unsolved? (Any Buddhists out there?)

What's a Buddhist / Zen Buddhist?

Inquiring minds want to know.

- Scott




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