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Bum Knees, Ockham’s Razor, and Faith

Bum Knees, Ockham’s Razor, and Faith

"Life" Issues, Atheism, Change, Christian Church, Christianity, conflict, critical judgment, doubt, faith, kindness, monotheism, Ockham's Razor, Religion, secularism, Skeptic, Theology, Uncategorized
I had an experience recently that, as I realized once I reflected on it at a safe distance, pretty much encapsulates the problems I have with "god-centric" religious faith. Now, the word “religious” is critical, for there are several different types of faith, most of which I have no problem both sharing and justifying. (The adjective "god-centric" is also critical, but keep reading.) In fact, ‘way back in November of 2013, I published a column about the nature of these different types of faith. But now, I am talking specifically about religious faith as encompassing a species of human experience which, almost by definition, is beyond direct observation. Anyway, make of the following what you will … On Monday, 7 March, I had to pick up two prescriptions. As I walked into the phar...