I used to believe as you believe. I was actually talking about it with a friend. I used to think all these religious nutjobs simply chose blind faith
and that was all she wrote.
Now, having been a Christian for nearly 6 years (I'm 30), I understand why I would believe that, but at the same time understand what is really being
What is faith?
My guess is, at the drop of the hat, you don't have responses to to quantum probability studies that mathematically demonstrate the chances you're
going to fall through the floor when you get out of bet tomorrow morning due to the particles perfectly lining up in such a way as to actually suck
you down. It can happen. (Obviously, it's not that common
). Yet, with faith, you step down onto that ground confident your feet are going to stop
at the floor and you'll start your day.
When you're driving your car or when someone is coming to visit you, you confidently (i.e. faithfully) expect your or their arrival. Yet, from a
probability standpoint, there is less than a 1 in 33,000 chance you or they will be killed on that trip. Higher, if it's a short distance.
Now regarding my faith with the Bible, it was very, very weak when I first became a "Christian". I put Christian in quotes because I didn't really
know what to believe at this point. But then I put the Bible to the test. In everything I could test, the Bible always turned out to be true. Someone
would point out a contradiction, and, for a while, I would wonder to myself if that was going to be the killing blow and I would have to find the
truth elsewhere. The Bible had a 100% return rate. There are so many threads throughout ATS where these experiences can be read about (typically much
older posts). I entered into this belief with extreme skepticism, just as some of you may have seen me enter into every other conspiracy.
Yet the Bible proved itself 100% of the time I tested it and really dug into to the information, both for and against (typically, starting with
against, finding the pro-response, and then seeking a response contradicting the latest response, and so on and so forth).
So now, I have faith. I have faith that when I seek something that doesn't seem to stand to reason in the Bible, that I will find the answer. 1 in
none odds are a heck of a lot higher than 1 in 33,000, but I drive the same way, expecting to get to my destination.
To use your science metaphor, I think it would be more like a scientist making that claim after doing what research he was able, and than stating that
he was confident that any questions that may arise would be answerable, that the theory fits. Or do you think the flat Earth society has a legitimate