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Posted by GwynJ on February 3, 2001 01:25:35 UTC

and seems to have a different definition of 'religion', and can readily compare their belief systems even within a group of like minds.

re: your 'A scientist doesn't
make leaps of faith.

When you say 'A scientist looks at what he doesn't know, and makes guesses' it IS a 'faith', a belief/intuition that there is something more than meets the eye and is answered with one's compulsion to find that 'something'.

SOME 'religious persons' look at what they don't know and assign that portion to God in a
convenient way to cover up his lack of knowledge. OTHER 'rps' look at what they don't know, delight in making guesses/pondering what's been scientifically discovered, and simply know that humans just don't have the last word on ALL things 'real'. They, TOO, have different compulsions on finding those 'somethings'.

I know both types. But I think the former 'rp' is better attributing it to god than not caring one iota. not MUCH 'better', but...you know how it is. a couch potato is no better than its neighbor, regardless of faith, or lack thereof.

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