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The Life Foundations Nexus






Copyright July 12, 2005 10:28 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti




People can be emphatic in distinguishing between faith and science.  Yet EVERYONE lives their life by both faith and science.  Science provides the foundation.  Science tells faith, “Here are the tools you have to work with.”  Science does NOT tell faith, “Here is what you must do with these tools.”  Science says, “This is a hammer.”  Faith says, “I need to pound this nail with this hammer.”  Our plans, our dreams, our hopes do not spring from science.  They spring from faith.  What you dream for is not something you can see with your eyes.  It is something you “see” with the “eyes of your mind and heart.”  This “seeing” of the mind and heart is not science, it is faith.  Everyone has faith in some “higher authority,” whether it be God or reason or magical elves.  Science gives us the OPTIONS of God or reason or magical elves.  Faith SELECTS one of these options.  It takes faith to NOT believe that the Bible is the Word of God (the “Message” of God) just as much as it takes faith to believe that the Bible is the Word of God (the “Message” of God).  People who claim to reject the truth that the Bible is God’s “message” on the basis of science are either deluded or liars.  If deluded, they believe that science is “a machine that can meet all of their needs.”  This belief is usually unconscious.  This explains the durability of their delusion.  After all, how can you overcome a delusion when you don’t even know you have one?