A recent blog post of mine was the beginning of an online exchange between myself and a friend and coworker, Marcelo. Marcelo and I disagree on the subject of God’s existence, he being a naturalist while I’m a Christian. But we also enjoy a good, reasonable discussion, and thought that even if we don’t end up changing each other’s beliefs in the matter, it could be a mentally stimulating exercise that could broaden both of our perspectives. If you’re interested in this topic, I encourage you to follow along on my site and on his. The following is in response to his post linked below.
Response to “Religious Worldview: It Doesn’t Suit Me“
Marcelo wrote: One set of rules tells me that questioning is bad and that I’ll go to hell if I even think about questioning it. The other one tells me that if I question the rules and find something interesting, I may even get a prize for it and perhaps be recognized in history as a smart person. It also doesn’t require me to “believe” anything, for everything is discoverable. If I want, I can try to prove it all by myself, and unless I make a mistake, or find an error in their rules, I’ll arrive to the same conclusions. Needless to say, I’d rather spend 60 years trying to understand the Big Bang than reading a story that must not be tampered with, or I’ll forever roast in a pit of lava while others rejoice.