What the Bible is about, and what we should get out of it is subject to some discussion on this board. Some would read it as a fact book full of answers to whatever question comes up (some of our creationist brethren come to mind).
Some would read it in other ways.
Perhaps the chasm between (christian) religion and science is a result of wanting the Bible to be something it is not?
For instance the early church fathers wrote in an apophatic manner. That is their method to try to explain the unexplainable. Some, such as St Athanasius (The Incarnation) and St Basil (The Human Condition) could likely be construed as anthropological scientist of their times as well as great theologians. There are not many who think as they did, in our present times.
Whew!!!!!, Scared me there...I certainly did not want to be telepathic
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season
I often think the Bible is more of a mirror than anything else.
Thinkingfaith ->> That's the same old you are clever I am dumb argument. Obviously I am not smart cos I don't agree with your view right ? If I studied more I would agree with you because I would see the evidence and I wouldn't be dumb anymore right ?
I would hazard a guess that plenty scientists who have studied WAY more than you have also seem to have problems with evolution and other scientific paradigms. I take it they are all dumb and not as smart as you either right ?
Are you actually a Christian thinkingfaith ? If so how do you choose which parts of the bible to believe ? Do you believe everything until science "proves" otherwise and then say those bits are wrong or something ?
Why believe any of it then ? Seems odd to me.
First look at the Sun as a big Rye cracker. Then and only then Passagehopper, will you understand what turns the inner tides of scripture.
Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda: The church reformed and always to be reformed
Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction is surely stranger than truth "may be." Maybe? -chal's Third (and final!) Big Book of Little Known Thingies that Could (in fact) Become Facts (or faxed) One Day.
First, these are honest questions any educated Christian has these days. Things like evolution or the age of the earth are serious Christian issues--just look at the Republican debate this past week.
There are very few scientists who have problems with the age of the earth or evolution, and their conclusions are not substantiated by the scientific method. You are welcome to present opposing view points.
Questioning my Christianity is what I expect—it is what I have experienced here since I first began posting. If you have a Biblical basis please share it. Otherwise, how do you justify your evil statements?
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