Read this post, and then consider the one previous to it. What our first step in gaining knowledge? Before we can learn, don’t we have to admit how little we know?
Wise Socrates put it this way.
“When I left him, I reasoned thus with myself: I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know. ”
But what has our government done? They have put out a national curriculum, and they arrogantly demand that we all teach our children the same way as if those politicians have all the answers.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth………..
I have just successfully alienated half the readers, agitated a handful more who actually believe the text, which then leaves room for a few warm hearts who simply say ‘yes!’
The skeptic says ‘that’s just your opinion.’ The so-called learned among the ranks of Christendom will challenge this statement and say ‘true, but we can’t have fellowship until we agree when the beginning was.’ Really?
I can understand the opposition from a scorner, mocker, infidel, atheist, or unbeliever, but it is difficult to see why they who profess to believe the same book as you, take umbrage as if membership to the club is contingent on agreement as to how old creation is generally, and specifically how old the earth is. Again I ask, really?
Great minds have debated the ‘gaps’ in Genesis, and even greater minds have seen the…
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