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Posted by Harvey on September 1, 2001 16:43:16 UTC


>>>How faith differes from the unprovable tenets of science and math is that scientific and mathematical theorems rely heavily on observation for proof. Objective observation. A mathematical theorem is thought of as valid when the observations fir the theorem. A theological theory, however, is based primarily on unobservable or not-yet-observed phenomena. This makes it less reliable. Don't you think? Theology and science are not totally mutually exclusive, but I think you need to admit that theologians tend to go into a certain issue with preconcieved notions more than scientists do.>>But what evidence (OBJECTIVE, not emotional evidence) points you in the direction of God? Certainly not enough to say "God exists" in my case, at least. Why not say "I suspect a higher power" instead of "I have faith in God."? Suspicion is defensible in almost any case, faith is not. When you say God, what do you imagine? A totally nonspecific higher power with no assumed traits of any kind, or a conscious, loving, perfect, forgiving being?

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