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Re: God Dinah

Posted by alexandra_k on April 3, 2005, at 1:13:18

In reply to Re: God, posted by Dinah on April 2, 2005, at 21:18:16

> I've never understood pure faith...

I think faith just takes off where reason stops. Is it more mysterious to believe that the world just sprang into being of its own accord, or that there was a first mover / first cause?

Both are strange...

Reason can't decide between them. So to believe is a matter of faith.

We have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow. That the future will be fairly much like the past (in that the planets and seasons and day and night will continue with their regular patterns). Reason can't tell us that they will. But we believe that they will and we expect it. But it comes down to a matter of faith. Because no ammount of the past can justify what the future will be like. And no amount of reason can tell us god exists. But we can construct (IMO) beautiful arguments to express our faith...




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