A debate about the meaning of a piece of scripture is usually a dead end for me. This time I used it to make a larger and more important point.So you don't even know where I stand yet decided to take an exchange over the interpretation of a verse (by responding to a post I made that was actually fairly complimentary of you) and for no reason just decides to turn it into why science is better than religion?
Where did they go wrong?And if I believe Christianity to be true, of course I am not going to think faiths that claim differently are true. What kind of question is that?
Consider it a formality I guess.
I don't have a personal issue with other faiths. I just happen to believe they are mistaken
Obviously they are employing faith, and so are you. Does that send up any red flags at all?
I understand the psychology pretty well. I was also once a believer of non-material spiritual stuff.And I don't expect you to understand why someone would trust something about the spiritual world when I know you don't believe in the spiritual world.
I'm particularly interested in why you think, if you do, that one kind of faith is superior to another, in terms of truth.But again, I fail to see the point of asking me. You know I am a person of faith yet you are going to ask me if I think trusting in something I believe in my heart to be true is a good thing?
Is faith a reliable and consistent path to knowledge? What is the efficacy of faith?
Given what you said about Scientology, Mormonism, and Islam, I could guess the answers, but I'm asking you anyways.
I don't have to wonder, I know.Do you wonder sometimes what exactly it is you are trying to accomplish?
If religion is not a trustworthy path to what is most likely true, I think that's important, and worth arguing, especially given the influence of religion on the world, past, present, and future.I don't kind addressing critics providing the exchange is relevant, adult, and serves a purpose. But these kind of posts that are nothing more than a dressed up version of "religion is stupid" don't have a lot of potential. There really isn't anything productive to build on and not much that can be discussed if expressing that sentiment is pretty much the reason for the exchange
I'm not going to promise you a conversation, and I'm not asking for one. I do appreciate the effort to keep things impersonal. Nobody would benefit from getting insulty.