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Re: The Connection Continues

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Posted by nåte on April 16, 1999 05:12:25 UTC

: Scientists use logic and evidence to understand the world instead of blind faith. Science lets us understand the universe. There is no evidence for the existence of god. I think that science has simply revealed the truth about god. He doesn't exist.

But see, here is where the real logical fallacy occurs. Science already presupposes against the existence of a transcendent creator from the first premise. Therefore, how can true science ever approach absolute reality if there are presuppositions? (Given that reality IS God) Science would never come to the understanding of God; science may point to, or hint at the nature of God, but will not come to the understanding or relationship of God. He who puts his faith in the power of reason will only yield what his mind desires next.

" For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there of centuries. "

-Dr. Robert Jastrow Founder of NASA's Institute for Space Studies

It takes faith to believe in something that cannot be proven in an absolute sense. Given this first principal, how can science ever avoid faith? This is why faith is not really the issue at hand. Its our rebellion and disdain against Jesus Christ. We don't want to know Him. We want to be in control of our own lives.

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