Re: virus: God's Invisible Hand

Sodom (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 15:11:59 -0400

Tim Rhodes wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, chardin wrote:
> > Prof. Tim wrote:
> > > If the prophecies were all wrong, and the future was not "revealed"
> > > in the bible, and there was not Christ (this is hypothetical,
> > > remember), would you still be a Christian? Why or why not?
> > I could not possibly be a Christian as you hypothesize.
> Too bad. Your reasons for believing are the same as the ones you say are
> the errors of science. You believe as a security blanket rather than
> because it is the "right" way to live your life. That is sad. There is
> no differnece between you and the scientists you deride. You just have
> differnt colored blankets to hold as you suck your thumb in the darkness.
> Very sad indeed.
> -Prof. Tim

Geez Tim, you are on a warpath today. I do agree however with my
origianl comment a week and a half ago. Faith is based on fear of the
unknown. Whether it is deliberate or not. I would probably make a good
Christian because I do think many of the things Christ is supposed to
have said are good. Love, compassion, affection, forgivness - all of
these are values I hold dear. But I like them because I see the benefits
they bring and the emotional response my mind rewards me with, not
because someone told me to. If it weren't for the divine part, if Jesus
were just a philosopher like Socrates, then I would probably convert.