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To: trebb
"In a way, he was partially correct that religion doesn't base itself on the same "intellectual" basis as so-called science (which also has many who veer off the use of intellectual thought)."

I appreciate the articulate, well reasoned post but I would humbly disagree with this assertion. I believe the Christian worldview is much more logically consistent and has a more solid intellectual foundation than any competing worldview based on an empirical epistemology as the axiomatic starting point.

16 posted on 02/03/2012 6:51:52 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity
I appreciate the articulate, well reasoned post but I would humbly disagree with this assertion. I believe the Christian worldview is much more logically consistent and has a more solid intellectual foundation than any competing worldview based on an empirical epistemology as the axiomatic starting point.

I can't argue against that. I believe we are using slightly different semantcs and really have the same views on the matter. Because of Apologetics, I strengthened my Faith because the very existence of the Bible in its present form(s), speaks of a Truth that cannot be denied. Over 150 authors over a couple thousand years and it does not contradict itself. I don't believe that even in this technologically-connected age, that a mere dozen people could compile a similar work on any topic and manage the same record. Plus, the Bible has prophesized so many events that have come to fruition, and I have no doubt the rest will occur. Just as we cannot be mere accidents, the Bible's record also cannot be an accident - it requires a Divine oversight. The real trick is to use some of these arguments as effective rebuttals.

Some of the best preachers of Biblical Christianity started as Atheists/Agnostics, and became believers because of their attempts to disprove Scripture. Unless motivated to do some serious research, most non-believers will never have the Truth slap them upside the head hard enough to know the Truth. That's why we really need to do as "suggested" and to treat those who do not believe with love while firmly and gently sticking to the Truth. My tagline is an example of it - many think it is merely a cherry-picked bit to push conservatism, but if they go and read the whole passage and the directions given, they will understand what the Bible preaches about ensuring s stigma is attached to bad behavior - something society has effectivel removed.

17 posted on 02/03/2012 7:12:03 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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