Sunday, August 09, 2009

Three Questions And Leaps of Faith:

1) Does God Exist?

2) Is Evolution True?

3) IS the Bible the inerrant, infallible Word of God?

Now, one could believe in 1, 2, & 3 (many do). Many traditional religious types believe 1 & 3, but not 2. It's impossible to believe in 3 but not 1. Atheists tend to believe in 2 but disbelieve in 1 & 3 (it's possible to be an atheist who disbelieves in 1-3, that 2 doesn't adequately explain biodiversity).

That said, the question I grapple with is "leaps of faith." I'm not ready, like some of my uber-skeptical scientific friends to assert Darwin's theory of evolution a fact as clearly established as gravity (though, it's pretty damn close). The question, rather is about "leaps of faith." In the absence of certainty, who takes the greatest leap of faith: people who believe in 1, 2, or 3. I would assert, 2, though it takes a leap, takes the LEAST leap and 3 takes the greatest leap. 1 is in the middle. Your thoughts?

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