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.