Wednesday, October 12, 2005
facts v. ???
forgive me, friends - but i'm just not sold on the idea that the bible is full of 'facts.'
my wife will kill me for propogating this position, but we cannot argue that the bible is full of true facts just because it is the bible.
any religion could make that claim about its sacred text and we would scoff - why would we consider our argument any different.
and - as far as science is concerned - we've been wrong with our science for all time, why would we now be so presumptuous as to think our current science will still be right in another thousand years?
but - i am a firm believer in the truth of the bible, and my imagination knows no limits as to how i can reconcile present science with present faith, as well as future science with future faith. just don't ask me to defend a flat-earth, a third-planet centered universe, or a 6 day creation