A brief personal confession of faith

Right on! The God of life in death, of strength through weakness.

Eclectic Orthodoxy

[I wrote this today in response to the atheistic criticisms that have been posted in the combox. Apparently my comments have led others to infer that my faith in God is principally based on metaphysical arguments and concerns. Anyone who knows me knows how far from the truth that is. And so a more personal word seemed appropriate.]

Why would an intelligent, rational person believe in God? Put aside Aquinas’s Five Ways or the popular arguments from design (which I rarely invoke). Why believe? Because LIFE is bigger than all of our rationalistic constructions. Life does not permit us to only commit ourselves to matters about which we can rationally prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Life doesn’t permit us to live only on probabilities.

I had a 32 year old son. He was brilliant, a genius. He graduated college with a dual major in physics and philosophy. He was given…

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