Citizen Tom has written an interesting Post on the subject of certainty of our religious beliefs.
James T. Houk, and anthropologist wrote a novel titled. The Illusion of Certainty, and brings up claims of critical reason and empiricism. Some philosophers believed that nothing in life is for certain.
Over time, our religious faiths seem to have changed for some of us, same as our government and politics views changed.
If interested, read Tom’s post and discern if your current religious beliefs and behaviors have changed over time in your life.
However, Wise King Solomon observed the one thing in life that is for certain.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
If interested, read both links below and discern if anything really changed over time or are our we creating an illusion of critical reason and empiricism.
Regards and good will blogging.
What do people debate? Often we debate what we supposedly know for certain to be true.
- If scientists tell us the universe is 15 billion years old, the earth is 4 billion years old, and life began and started evolving half of a billion years ago, some suggest we should accept these assertions without a qualm. After all, when the high priests of science receive new revelations from Nature and derive a new theory, they will just replace their old theories with new ones that are even more correct. That is, our knowledge of our origins is evolving to a greater and better certainty.
- Others, priests of many other variations, point to their ancient manuscripts, documents bequeathed to us by our forebears. The various priests say the wisdom contained in their documents was revealed ancient prophets by God. We just have to figure out which of these priests…
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