Wisdom pursues understanding how we fit into eternity, into ourselves, and into our world.
What is wisdom’s response when opposite public voices are demanding that the other is lying?
We have been led to believe (by both parties) that there is a right and wrong between [scientifically-proven-theories] and [religion’s-universal-truth]… mostly because they’re both unwilling to stay in their lanes (or forfeit any power).
A religion which demands its members recite lies as facts… is deadly (and dead). What kind of “god” would need his followers to promote a lie? That is the type of idolatry fueled religion of fear, which following Jesus frees us from. If you have ears; listen.
On the other side of this “conflict”; the science of observation, deduction and theory proof testing (by definition) does not allow for factors that are outside of this physical realm. It certainly doesn’t account for an individual separate being (like God, named I-AM) to be a calculatable factor.
To pretend that all we experience can be forecast by provable theories, or pre-packaged into a 10 step “new member” series… shows a profound lack of appreciation for the exquisitely unpredictable nature of this life.
God is a god of order who is intentional to the detail of knowing the number of hairs on my head.
Evolution is humanity’s best effort (so far) to describe how God created our world… why are we demanding God’s work fit into our obstructed perspective?
Jesus could have agreed with Aristarchus (from 200 years earlier), and explained that the Earth rotated around the Sun – if that had anything to do with his purpose on this planet. Can you imagine if he tried to explain the germ theory as a justification as for why hand-washing was so important in Moses law?
Rather, he paraphrased Confucius from 500 years earlier, “Do not impose on others what you do not wish for yourself” (which turned into what we call the Golden Rule in Matt 7:12 and Mark 6:31).
From the first request by Moses; God named himself with the present progressive form of the verb “to be” (I-AM).
God gives what we can digest (based on our current capability to understand), in words that are eternal.
The story of God is much more than our doctrines allow. It appears, often, that our choice is religion or faith… and Jesus always seemed happy with only one of those… and he was consistently angry when he encountered the other.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Science and religion’s power struggle is built on a long and illustrious history of the blind yelling at the deaf about the color of middle “C”.
God’s got this.
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Bible References: Proverbs 8, Mark 4:9, Matthew 11:15, Luke 12:54-57, John 8:31-32, 1 Corinthians 14:33, Luke 12:7, Matthew 10:30, Psalm 40:12, Psalm 69:4, Exodus 3:14
Wikipedia Pages: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Aristarchus of Samos, On the Origin of Species, Natural Selection, Charles Darwin, An Essay on the Principle of Population, Natural selection, Inception of Darwin’s theory, Modern flat Earth societies, Common descent, Nicolaus Copernicus, The Moon, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Dante Alighieri, The Roman Inquisition, Galileo Galilei, Claudius Ptolemy, The Ptolemaic System.
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