September 26, 2003
More on the faith thing
Kynn weighs in.
Posted by Camassia at September 26, 2003 03:23 PM
From a post I left on Kynn's blog :
I understand what you are saying... but (there's always a "but" in there somewhere), why should I have faith in something someone tells me?
Remember that classic classrom experiment where student A is told something and by the time (10 minuets later) it gets to student X it is COMPLETELY distorted?
Mark, I believe, is written some 50 years after Christ's death... and most of the gospels and old testament for that matter seem to me to be "re-tellings" of the story.
Someone posted that belief is a selective thing - I think they said something on the order of "What's the difference of me telling you that I had a doughnut for breakfast vs. Christ arose from the dead?" In their mind the difference is selective. To me it's not selective at all because when it comes right down to it - uncomfortable as it may be for the doughnut eater, I CAN PROVE HE DID OR DID NOT EAT A DOUGHNUT FOR BREAKFAST. Thers is NO WAY to prove Christ arose from the dead!
The "doughnut" analogy reffered to above actually came from Tom's Disputations blog (and I didn't quite get the papraphrase correct... but close enough I think).
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