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Comic: Atheistkult meets reality

21 Apr

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

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Faith is faith. Unscientific. To have faith in science, is to reject science.

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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

10 responses to “Comic: Atheistkult meets reality

  1. Gene Kronberg

    April 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Michael Polanyi in his book Personal Knowledge states that even the scientist must base his knowledge on faith: faith that he exists, that reality exists, that he is capable of making accurate observations regarding reality….

     
    • Will S.

      April 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Absolutely. Faith that the universe is ordered, not random; that everything obeys the laws of physics, and so on.

       
  2. Gerry T. Neal

    April 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Interestingly, Darth Vader actually did say something similar in theme and tone to the words in the first panel, albeit not to Luke and in the movie prior to the one from which these pictures are taken. “Do not be too proud of this technological terror you have constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force”. Or something pretty close to that.

     
    • Will S.

      April 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Ah! I hadn’t remembered that, but it’s not surprising Darth Vader would make such an observation. 🙂

       
  3. infowarrior1

    April 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

    If magic or miracles became permanent wouldn’t that simply be regarded as physics?

    Certainly physics shows the wondrous nature of the universe.

    Miracles are only regarded as such as they are rare by their very nature inserted by God creating a new condition causing temporary phenomena.

     
    • Will S.

      April 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      First of all, miracles are indeed specific, temporary cases of suspension of the regular laws of physics, etc. by God or His servants under His power, and as irregularities, are not going to become permanent.

      Secondly, magic does not exist. 🙂

      But yes, indeed, physics does show the wondrous nature of the universe. Scripture says that the heavens declare His handiwork:

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+19&version=AKJV

       
      • infowarrior1

        April 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm

         
      • Will S.

        April 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

        I will look at this later when time permits, but right now, I’d say it is okay if miracles violate the laws of nature, and far as I can tell they certainly do, but that’s not incomprehensible, because they are from the One who created nature, and the laws of physics, and being Lord of all created things, He can violate His own ordinances; He has the ability, and no-one can judge Him for doing so, of course.

         

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