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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 03:00 PM
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50. On the contrary, you show your limited knowledge of both the role of
Edited on Sat May-31-08 03:03 PM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
particularly zealous Christian scientists in innovative scientific thought and breakthroughs, and of the Christian axiom that God can never ever be fully known.

There is the story, perhaps apocryphal - I rule few things out where the supernatural is concerned - of St Augsutine of Hippo musing on the nature of the Holy Trinity, as he strolled along a beach. Seeing a young boy digging a deep hole in the sand, he asked him why he was doing it, to which he replied, "To swallow up the ocean."

Augustine laughed and said he'd never be able to do that. The boy repied, "And you will never understand the Trinity."

As for belief being the mortal enemy of thought you really plumb new depths of nescience, with that one! Even secular faith is paramount simply in the conduct of our daily lives. When you trip the living-room light switch, you don't know it's going to come on. But you do it. Just as you turn the key of the car's ignition. And both open up endless possibilities because you are prepared to make that small leap of faith, i.e. act upon it. Heck, it's as if I'm talking to a child - it's so elementary. In space-time, faith and knowledge HAVE TO form a continuum.

As long as you only believe in what you can measure, spiritual truths, however modest, will always remain too subtle for you and your secularist fundie confreres to grasp, a closed book.
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