Faith in Who?
To give up faith in Christ is to give up faith in humanity…
– Philip Schaff
Tiny problem; if you lose faith in Christ, and this is a faith that believes Jesus and my dad are the same, someone who could solve all the worlds problems with a flick of his wrist, you only have the human race to have faith in. Despite the negative things humans do, this is a good thing. It’s better to have faith in a total stranger you see on the street than a god you’ve never met. This because humans can do things gods can’t, as much as some of don’t like to admit that. So many miracles have been repeated by man, especially in modern medicine. There are operations that can give some blind people their sight, some deaf their hearing, and the (very) recently dead their life (I’m referring to the dead of a few minutes). Man can replace blood entirely, including the marrow. Not too many gods can say that.
But I sort of digressed from my point a little, which was that with faith in God, assuming he meant turning to atheism (and despite my actually knowing, that’s all you’ll get to do), all you faith goes into humanity. This is similar to the arguments men and women of faith make that atheists aren’t accountable to anyone. Not true, they are more responsible to the human race, at least that’s what they feel. Their responsibility isn’t distracted by a god who gives them rules they may not understand. They have to come up with their own rules and understand why they are necessary. Take adultery. Now, I’m not saying that those in faith don’t understand why adultery is a sin, but when asked, they can point to the Ten Commandments, saying God said so. How many times have you heard someone give that as an excuse? The only option an atheist has is to say, “I shouldn’t cheat on my spouse because it would hurt my spouse.” There’s no higher being forcing them to do these with rules to live by.
So to summarize, losing your faith an sense of responsibility and accountability to my father and step-brother, your faith and sense of responsibility and accountability to the human race grows.
See you next week.
~ by lukebringer on October 22, 2012.