Another Fact That Can Be Proved?
A faith proven is no longer faith, it is fact. By attempting to distinguish between Christianity and science by proving faith in a scientific way, all Ham has done is simply blurred the two. Now, Christian faith has been reduced to just another type of science, another fact that can be proved.[via Moral Contradictions]
Everyday we are bombarded by a sea of facts. Have you watched CNBC lately? There are more scrolling bars than any normal human can handle. Apparently a business degree enables you to sit there in a trance and ingest the data without causing your head to explode. We in the West suffer from information overload to the point that we can no longer sift through what’s true and what’s not....
If faith can be proven, it can also be unproven. That little “fact” does not sit well with me.
Ultimately our faith has to transcend grudge matches of “my facts are more true than your facts”. Seekers of truth are not looking for facts, they are looking for a genuine and authentic faith which can be applied everyday. They have to wade through diverse sets of facts everyday, so what’s one more?
....People who are persuaded to be a Christian based on facts, rather than faith, will have a much harder time putting that faith into practice.