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Re: Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith

Re: Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith

Jacob, this is becoming an entirely new thread, but - no, worldviews are not abstract doctrines or sets of propositions. They are narratives which we play out in our lives, which make sense of the lives that we live. They involve key symbols which give our lives significance. The stories answer the basic questions: Who are we? Where have we come from? What’s wrong? What’s the solution? Worldview also provides a praxis, a way of being in the world. So yes, the coherence of the Christian worldview is its source of strength. But it’s only as strong as it its central focus - which is Jesus.

Your response to Haiti is very interesting. An immanent and transcendent God - we’re agreed on that totally. A God not separate or distinct from creation - well, He would have to be in some sense, otherwise He wouldn’t be God. You don’t become what you have created. But, a God much more closely identified with and involved in His creation - yes, I like that.

Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith By: Jacob (60 replies) 6 February, 2010 - 01:49