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"I can't say that I know for sure that believing has changed anything for me. Like, for example, I have a home to go home to. So do I have that because I believe? I mean, I realize that it's a blessing from God, but God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to give lots of people domicile, believers and non. I can't say, 'I believe, therefore God has given me an affordable apartment.'


The best *difference* I can come up with is that believing gives me a framework that gives at least some meaning to the world. It gives me some metaphysical pegs on which to hang things. It gives me a metanarrative (oh yeah, I just went there), if you will. It kind of makes me think of CS Lewis and his whole, 'I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.'"
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"[In college] I 'used' the bible a lot...reading it topically on subjects like baptism, predestination, homosexuality, women in ministry...mostly to prove the things I was being taught at the time (Which is strange if you think about it).

Back then, we called it 'defending our faith.' I'm not sure what I call it now."
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Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 10:35AM by Registered Commentermdog | CommentsPost a Comment

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