Re: Why *do* you believe in God?
first of all, take this in the way it was intended: honest open debate, and not an "attack" on your views.
You claim that science is the cause of an athropocentric worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth. Need I remind you of the uproar caused by the publication of Darwin's Origin of species? To even consider that man were related to 'vulgar' apes was pure blasphemy! Nowadays however all educated people see that men are not only related
to apes...we ARE
I have never seen any scientist attemp to prove humans "superior" to other animals. Were someone to attempt that, I doubt that they would find much support from the scientific community at large at all. In fact, anyone with a good understanding of evolution realises that the concept of a "superior" creature existing today is pure nonsense...all creatures in existence today are all on the same rung of the ladder of evolution on the basis that their lineage have survived so many years.
Second you talk about an appreciation for love, life and beauty as a basis for a faith in god. I have heard this argument many many times before, but I still cannot fathom it. I
have a profoud appreciation for the wonders and mysteries of life and the universe. Everything from particle physics to looking around at nature fills we with wonder and awe. I have every bit as much of a sense of wonderment as you claim to have. My question remains, how do these facts logically conclude with the existence of god? Edited by: CSflim at: 3/5/04 4:05 pm