When I was a kid at Battle Creek Academy, the Ten Commandments were a big deal. A number of times during the elementary grades, we were required to memorize them, which I did as a dutiful student. They were so thoroughly drilled into me that I could still recite them verbatim into my 40s.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I admit that occasionally I have had disagreements with some of my conservative Christian friends over discrepancies between beliefs based on scientific principles and beliefs based on what is written in the Bible. At some point in our discussions we might have the following exchange:
Me: “My beliefs are based on objective observation, rational analysis, and scientific research. Your (the Christian friend’s) beliefs are based on faith in scripture as the true word of God.”
Friend: “We both rely on faith. I put my faith in God and the Bible. You put your faith in science and in the opinions of scientists. It’s just a question of what and who you want to believe and where you put your faith.”
Well . . . not really. I don’t put my faith in science. Let me explain.