Alan McDougall wrote:
I am not religious, this is just a presumption you pulled out of your hat. My statements were all scientific
A theist like me can be absolutely anti- religion you know
My impression was that you were defending this other fantasy of the bible providing the whole truth.
I apologize that i apparently have been just assuming something.
However i am still a bit confused.
You say you are a theist, however nonreligious. This is probably an understanding of the word theist that needs its own explanation.
No need to explain it here maybe, actually i think i do have an idea of how this could possibly go together.
Do i really?
The more i look at it, it seems that you DO support the idea of the bible providing ultimate truth.
I am a person who prefers when people do not force you into categories.
For example i remember having used terms created by Karl Marx in a discussion and i really find it annoying when this is used for calling you a Marxist.
Calling yourself a theist but at the same time claiming that you are not relegious is a little bit hard to understand, however i am open minded enough to more or less accept it. My guess would be that you can see your theism based on clearly scientific facts.
However in this case i would expect your theism to be based on scientific writings only.
If you refer to the bible as a source of historical or scientifical facts, you fulfill all criteria of a person whose ideas are based on christian belief.
How can you call yourself nonreligious then?
Being a christian and at the same time believing in scientific theories doesn't make you nonreligous.
There is a whole lot of scientists who consider themselves being christians, and who try to prove scientifically that the bible is ultimately true.
This does not make them nonreligious.
Coming up with scientific ideas to prove the truth of the bible doesn't make the bible a scientific book.
Really it seems to me that you have confused a couple of things.
I might however not have realized the whole concept that you refer to.
Would you mind helping me out of this confusion?