#365…sci., RELIG., etc.: “Reasons for Faith in Christianity: The {Bracketed} Path”


   ¶ A Worldview…


   Everyone has one.


   To help you examine yours, and consider what role science and philosophy have, and how God and Bible may sensibly inform us, we have put together a series of  posts to start to address important questions. Some you may have thought about. Some not.


        We think there’s a certain order here…but we bounce around.


  Some questions we try to address:


   (1)  What is real?

   (2)  How do we handle mountains of information?

   (3)  How far can science go in answering what we want to know?

   (4)  How open should we be to ideas that go beyond science?

   (5)  Among the many religious notions, how can the Bible help us?


   Through this DOOR we offer our growing list of posts that fall into what we feel is a logical progression of some sort so you can see what’s ahead–so then you can dance your way through them–or systematically go one-after-the-other in (what we perceive as a certain) order.


For more, use the DOOR…




   No matter how you look at these, they are only starting points, or talking points, on your journey to understanding things in a larger picture.

   A “worldview,” of course, can range from

(a) While there are dependable patterns to certain things (and science is a helpful informer of such things),  it’s impossible to determine absolutely about what’s right and what’s wrong, and so by mainly following our personal feelings we should take care of ourselves and those we choose to be around us, and not push our personal influence too hard, or far from where we live. “Tolerance” and “acceptance” are worthy, though logically undependable, watchwords because some things we won’t tolerate or accept.


(b) While there are dependable patterns to certain things (and science is a helpful informer of such things), there are things that are definitely right and wrong according a reliable and accepted standard (though interpreting exactly what’s right or wrong may differ). Adherence to such a moral standard might trump tolerance and acceptance or certain values which arise.


Now, how to find posts in our series:

   To help make this quickly assessable we’ve identified these by a series of posts “bracketed” by numbers…i.e. {1}, {2}, {3}, etc. up to (currently) the thirties. To move from post to post type the bracketed number in the rectangular search window at the upper left of each post. You may have to click twice to get the mule’s attention.

  Note:  If you type in, say, {2}, you may stack up 2 or 3 posts (including this one here because of the bracketed 2 in this and the previous paragraphs. A glance, though will show you the right one. There shouldn’t be much of this, however.


Philosophy/Science/Religion Information That Supports Christian Faith

    {1} Perception of reality depends on what you see from where you are.

    {2} According to physicist Leonard Susskind, perception of physical reality my be beyond our grasp.

    {3} Susskind (cont.): 2 big science problems (1) “Entanglement” and (2) The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

    {4} Biochemist Stuart Firestein: Dealing with too much information.

    {5} “Teleology”— explaining things by the purpose serve, or may serve.

    {6} Philosopher Keith Ward: Both modern science and religious understanding start, not with observation, but with human consciousness or the common sense of a human mind.

    {7} Philosopher William Lane Craig argues against the philosophy of Richard Dawkins and the “New Atheists.”

    {8} Francis Crick: “You…are…no more than…molecules” is responded to by Keith Ward.

    {9} Considering the reality of color.

   {10} The marvelous human mind.

   {11} The most important question in philosophy.

   {12} Sensible navigating through the real world (example from fiction).

   {13} Knowing enough to “do” (an example) [realizing {4} above].

   {14} Foundation stones: (1) of materialism; (2) of idealism.

   {15} C. S. Lewis on science.

   {16} New ideas and a sense of humor.

   {17}, {18}, {19}, {20} 5 axioms to be surely believed.

   {21} Age of the universe: “3 options”

   {22} Age of the universe: List of old-earth creationists

   {23} Evolution: Attempting a definition

   {24} Evolution: 3 big questions about change

   {25} God? A debate between philosophers: a Christian and an atheist (William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: their main points).

   {26} 3 questions [9 words total] that thinking people should continually ask themselves.

   {27} Taking God seriously: [a book] Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science.

   {28} Is Hell Real?

   {29} The 5 kinds of atheist

  {30} The importance of thinking (perhaps); a short fiction: “33 Minutes to Live” (our most visited post.

  {31} William Lane Craig, PhD, a Christian philosopher, addresses the big questions.

           {32} Amir D. Aczel, PhD, a mathematician, declares “Why Science Does Not Disprove God.”

 {33} Keith Ward, PhD, a Christian philosopher, explains how the human mind is the most real thing humans encounter.

 {34} American space travel: the unparalleled cleverness of the human mind.

 {35}     not written yet.





Author: John Knapp