In response to this blog post: http://nicholastong.com/blog/2015/09/thoughts-on-ravi-zacharias-truth-if-you-dare-seminar/ My view of bible interpretation is virtually identical to that mentioned in the above-linked blog post, with the added consideration of “textual criticism”, because biblical manuscripts are not uniform, and the modern bible heavily relies on scholars who make use of manuscripts with textual discrepancies, in an attempt … Continue reading “Truth” vs “Good”
Four people, Q, X, Y, and Z, see an apple falling from a tree. Q: “How do apples fall from trees?” X, Y, and Z (who are all scientists): “According to the equation F = ma.” Q: “Why must it fall according to the equation F=ma? Why not F=2ma?” X: “Because God made it that … Continue reading Science vs Religion
Human beings are imperfect creatures, so that every belief that we have is never 100% sure. This is seen by the simple fact that we make mistakes from time to time. At least occasionally, we find ourselves proved wrong on something we thought was true. In order to go about our daily activities, we unconsciously … Continue reading Why people quarrel / fight over disagreements
We are asked to bet on the result of a coin toss. Because the coin is not evenly weighted, the coin toss results in “heads” 99% of the time, and “tails” only 1% of the time. A person who wants to maximise his chances of winning, will always bet “heads”, even though 1% of the … Continue reading What is “absolute” truth? How do we acquire it?