Quote - Dan Barker

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Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, "Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!" If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.

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yosafatyeo 7 months, 3 weeks ago
This quote is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what we Christians believe. We don't go to church to reaffirm our insecurities. The church is the place where believers can love one another (1 John 4:12), encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13), “spur” one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24), serve one another (Galatians 5:13), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), honor one another (Romans 12:10), and be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32). Secondly, the definition of faith, this quote's definition of faith is a twisted version of what faith really means, faith is simply belief. I have faith in my wife therefore there is no evidence? No! Faith is simply belief.
kumagai 1 year, 10 months ago
The word truth should be changed to evidence and this quote would make more sense. Science is evidence based. 100 years from now, new evidence will have proven many things to be true that we currently do not understand. But just because we don't yet have that evidence, doesn't mean those things aren't true right now, we just haven't been enlightened to the truth yet. The entire point of faith is to believe in something without evidence. Whether faith based living is foolish or not, the critic should at least understand it before giving their criticism.
weiahe 1 year, 11 months ago
I can see why people downvoted this a lot. But the point made is reasonable. Faith is a very weak form of belief
am4sian 2 years, 7 months ago
Technically, scientists have to have belief in scientific truth to consider it true, but I can see that the quote is saying that science appears more rational in their means for believing in truth than is religion.

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