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  •  You overthink this (4+ / 0-)
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    Nothing prevents me from having independent thought or free will.

    I have chosen to have faith - it helps me to live my life.

    Nothing in my faith precludes accepting the theory of evolution or the Higgs Bosun particle, or any other of the myriad of theories advance to explain our universe.

    Remember how Newton came up with universal laws, only to have them turned inside out by Einstein's theory of relativity and his work on the Unified Theory (which in turn is made iffy by quantum mechanics theory).

    Science itself still has too many mysteries to be the conclusive answer to the universe and its wonders.

    Since everything is still a mystery, there is room for faith in those who seek the answer to everything.

    In a sense, the whole idea of questioning another's faith, whether in a deity or in rationality, is silly. The only way to prove who is right is to die. Instead, we should just choose what we want to believe in and just leave everyone else alone to choose their own philosophy of life.

    The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. James Russell Lowell

    by Serendipity on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:54:22 PM PDT

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    •  You misrepresent my opionon (0+ / 0-)

      I don't question anyone's faith.  I have no doubt they have it.  

      I question the entire reason to have faith.  I see the type of faith that believers have as being counter productive an useless.  

      So I don't question anyone who has faith.  I question the entire point of believing in something that shows no material reason to be believe in.  

      ANd it's not overthought. It's the same point that has been made by many people over the years.  It's not even an original thought.  I may have come to it on my own, but it existed before me.

      From reading your response, it seems to me you haven't read the book in question.
       

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 05:47:21 AM PDT

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