Facts vs Faith

This is despite the fact that there is no evidence for the scientific God, unlike the Christian God who has the bible. In addition, there is also evidence via Jesus. Did Darwin or Einstein perform miracles?

Sarah Bowman

Sarah Bowman, Humanist studied theology, social work, some philosophy, anthropology

You’ve got “facts” confused with “faith.” I am really not sure how to talk to someone like that. I’ll give it a try.

  1. There is no scientific God. There is no “trust” or “faith” in science. There is only knowledge. More on this below.
  2. Evidence means we have something that we can count or measure.
  3. Faith gives us stories about miracles and promises.
  4. Science seeks knowledge of things that humans can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell.

In past centuries, scientists such as Galileo and Darwin studied planets, rocks, and animals that can be seen with the naked eye and primitive telescope. Today, all that is left to study is the very tiny (like germs and bacteria) and the very large (like galaxies in outer space). I admit it takes a lot of confidence to believe that they really are talking about something real when you can’t even see it. But it is possible to see it with highly sophisticated technology. It is possible to count and measure the physical cells of bacteria and atoms.

There are still so many things to explore in the very tiny and very large. That is what keeps scientists enthralled with their projects. It’s the excitement of discovering something new, like the kid finding a treasure on a treasure hunt.

So you can see, I don’t “believe” in science like you “believe” in God.

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