I read a NASA report that said, in part recently planet Earth just might be the only planet with life on it, as we understand life with todays level of understanding.
Now, if one day that turns out to be really true, Wow!
Of the billions upon billions of stars and even more planets, now that would something.
Just thought I;d toss that into the conversation.
Bren asked, How did I come to know my faith was true and correct, for me
, or something close to this.
My answer is simply, I just knew, I took it on faith, it felt correct. I have no desire to know everything, and know I never will.
My people, fellow Jews, have a shared faith based history going back unbroken for roughly 3800 years.
A Jew from 3000 years ago, could come forward in time to today, and would be able to understand our Sabbath services and our prayers and would understand and know that he or she was among fellow Jews.
Old school, we don't change, and have been murdered for not changing through out our long history.
My education tells me that science, compared to the history of the Jews and that of say the Catholic church is a relative new comer onto the world history stage.
My folks were writing down history, when most of the people in the world were still trying to learn why it was not a good idea to drop a load of poop by the camp fire and what they planned to eat that evening.
My education tells me that most men of science were also men of faith, many of very deep held faith. I believe that is still true today.
There is room enough for everyone to hold or not hold to a faith base religion.
Darn good discussion.