I just drove by the local baptist church, and their sign declares "Faith makes things possible". And, I thought, what a bizarre concept. Now, faith may give one the impetus to try something he doesn't think he can do, but it doesn't make them possible, and it sure as hell doesn't make something that is impossible, possible. As I tried to get my brain to grasp this concept, I realized that for me to believe such a concept would require a complete reconfiguration of my total view of reality. And therein lies the fundamental difference between believers and heathens. Their primary premise about reality is that the bible is the word of God and is therefore authoritative in matters of what is real, whereas my primary premise about reality is that it is only "what it is", and science is the authority to which I turn to understand what is real.

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Comment by James on March 14, 2010 at 3:11pm
I agree that faith does not make something actually possible. But as you said, it may cause someone to act or try to do something. After all, someone on a drug high may believe that they can fly, they have faith that this is true. Sadly, all to many have come crashing (literally) back to reality with sad and tragic results.
Comment by Reggie on March 14, 2010 at 5:37pm
I'd like to have stopped in and asked what things that are currently impossible that faith could make possible. Then I'd demand me a miracle.
Comment by Doug Reardon on March 14, 2010 at 7:07pm
Reggie: this is rural Alabama, by the time they got through pummeling you the only miracle you'd want would be to stop bleeding and hurting.
Comment by Reggie on March 14, 2010 at 7:15pm
Good thing I was just talking tough on the internet. I would not, in all likelihood, go in and challenge them like that.

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