Skip to comments."Unlike Naturalists, You Creationists Have a Blind Faith"
Posted on 07/22/2013 8:45:30 AM PDT by kimtom
We openly grant that the accusation represented by the title of this article is true, at least for many individuals today. But not for all.
Blind FaithMany Have It
What is blind faith? What is meant by the accusation? The idea behind blind faith is that a person chooses to believe in something or someone (namely, God) without any supporting evidence. The portrait painted in our minds is that of a person who puts on a blindfold and steps up to a ledge. He cannot see what is beyond the ledge. He has no idea how far down the drop iswhether or not he will plummet to his death, break his legs, or simply fall down. He has no idea if there is water, a trampoline, or rocks at the bottom. He simply decides to believe that he will not die if he jumps offthat he will be safe. He has no evidence, only pure, baseless faith. So, he takes a leap of faith. Question: who in their right mind would do such a thing? Whoever has such a faith truly is naïve, an extremely emotionally, rather than rationally, charged individual, and possibly is in need of counseling, or has an agenda for having such a belief system.
Sadly many people have such a faith. Many people call themselves Christians, and claim to believe in the Bible, but clearly have not read it. They have a blind faith which, according to the Law of Rationality (Ruby, 1960, pp. 130-131), is irrational. Their belief in God is not based on the evidence, but is a blind leap into the dark without it. Philosphers call this phenomenon fideism (Popkin, 1967, 3:201-202). However, the ......
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like, the assumption that the Oort cloud MUST exist to explain short period comets?
I say there is a “Troo cloud”, just inside the Oort cloud, that gobbles up any comets dropping out of the Oort cloud,
and therefore the solar system is “young”.
Prove me wrong.
Those that don’t have faith in anything will believe anything.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” — Hebrews 11:1
So, yes. Faith requires ... well, faith.
Or let me put it this way. If my faith is misplaced, I’ve got nothing to lose. But if I’m right, evolutionists have a lot to lose. Play ball.
Might I offer to naturalists that their “faith” is noun.
The “faith” of a creationist is a verb.
We Creationists pray to a divine God.
Naturalists pray to a secular, human god—Charles Darwin.
Talk about blind faith.
Unexplained is not inexplicable. You will note that the end of the quote does not end with the phrase, “therefore, god did it.”
No they don’t. Why do you think it’s OK to lie? Does your religion teach that?
The idea behind blind faith is that a person chooses to believe in something or someone (namely, God) without any supporting evidence
I have faith. It is not blind. I have supporting evidence. The Bible, human beings, flowers, animals, the sky and on and on. I can see all of that.
The fact remains that we “creationists” don’t spend the better part of our existence trying to figure out “where we came from”.
Our “blind faith” gives us something to believe in, giving us strength to live our lives.
Meanwhile, no amout of science, or biology, has enabled anyone to create life, not even to make something as simple as a tree. If they could, they wouldn’t get so bent out of shape protecting the spotted owl, for they could just “create” a new one if they went extinct.
But, they will continue to theorize about the “big boom”, and evolution to justify their own sense of importance while the creationists enjoy the life we have been given.
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith!
only because he has a reputation to uphold, just like most atheist types, they are self centered and care only for their lot in life...despite evidence...
why would jastrow even use the word miracle?
what could he be thinking then, knowing he would be quoted and fully in context??
And they do ... which means that whatever they believe at any given time is what they have faith in. Then when something comes along to catch their attention, they shift to believing in that new thing. In the end, they smugly proclaim themselves to be the ultimate arbiter of it all, that their faith is in themselves alone, proving in that instance that they cannot be a truthful arbiter since they have been bouncing from one explanation to another like a pinball thus being impelled all along by things not in their comprehension.
Try thinking of that verse with the word ‘faith’ taken as an action word, a verb. The meaning becomes immediately more comprehensible, as faithing is the substance (an act always speaks louder than mere verbiage) of things hoped for, and the evidence of what is not seen (inside of you directing your behaviors).
I beg your pardon—Who do we Creationists pray to, then?
Well said. Thanks for the thought.
Like believing the fossils point to evolution even though there is not one actual transitory fossil. Shouldn’t there be millions of mutated fossils turning a dog into a horse?
Some people just don’t have enough faith to believe in evolution.
Pray for America to Wake Up
and yet, it is science to belive that humans are related to oak trees and algae, also...
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