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Ironical they do this on the same day we hear a man is forbidden to greet people at the door of a church because he doesn't believe every word of the Hebrew scriptures ("Old Testament")!

He said that belief in the invisible subatomic particles of quantum physics requires just as great a leap of faith as belief in God.

“If believing that isn’t faith I don’t know what is and I don’t think that we need to be defensive about ours,” the bishop said.

But our belief in those particles is very conditional indeed, and directly proportional to the evidence. (It'd be hard to take a computer seriously without being pretty sure of electrons.) Some of them we're not sure about at all. Contrast this with the certainties Anglicans are expected to swallow. And shouldn't the liberal ones be calling for a rewrite of the Nicene Creed, which has some pretty "naive theology"?

... religion can explain areas of existence that science cannot.
Fascinating. Do tell. And which religion?

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 03:44:00 UTC | #441010