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Friday, April 9, 2010

Science and the Bible are very compatible when you drop the straw

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.

These verses speak to me of the person of Christ taking preeminence over the scriptures AND the universe. I am committed to the idea that all truth is authoritative. To interpret one truth in order to dismiss another truth is a commitment to being silly and ignorant. Truly - ALL interpretations are straw men. Let God be true and EVERY MAN a liar.

It is foolish for Christians to pit the bible against science. You can only lose. If you are not careful you might lose your faith when all you really need to lose is your interpretation.

It is foolish for the scientist to pit science against the bible. The only way you can do that is to adopt the straw man interpretation embraced by Christians. You will destroy the opportunity of faith and violate science because a scientist has no business substituting a straw man for the real thing. What the bible is and how the bible is understood ARE 2 very different things.

Sorry to be the bearer of what only seems like bad news. But we are all lost in a puzzle that no one has found the solution to. Finding God is like finding and taking possession of the envelope inside of which is the solution to every mystery. Yet upon opening the envelope we discover it is written in a language we are only beginning to comprehend.

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