The "leap of faith"
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Quote:We know that something moved a group of Jews and Gentiles to give their entire lives over to preaching and to eventually give up their lives. 
I brought this up with a friend, he pointed out that Christianity doesn't have a monopoly on people doing inexplicable things.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find within history such a small group who were so brutally persecuted and yet who so quickly grew to become the world's largest religion and ideological force.  Christianity grew to rule the world and basically has for 1600-1700 years now.  Secularism is fighting with it to the death.  Islam is a distant third.


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Quote:We know that Christianity, when looked at in a number of different ways, seems to be the only system which can explain our great questions.
I don't think this statement is substantiated and seems subjective. I'm sure we can all agree on the big questions but doubt we can all agree on satisfactory answers.

I disagree.  I think the Church has decided upon many satisfactory answers regarding our great questions.  Our agreement on them is presupposed by our fidelity to the teachings of the Church.

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Quote:Out of these avenues and many others we have intellectual reason to be Christian

Sure. We can see that Christianity is consistent and logical, it is a justified belief but that does not mean it's a correct one.

I disagree here again.  We cannot say in an empirical or positively provable way that it is correct, but it is more than just an internally coherent set of beliefs.  It is the system which seems most likely due to it being the system which makes the most sense given the world around us.
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The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 05-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:44 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:47 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Jesse - 05-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:21 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by timoose - 05-17-2010, 02:53 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SouthpawLink - 05-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Vetus Ordo - 05-17-2010, 04:03 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Edward - 05-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 06:52 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by winoblue1 - 05-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by DesperatelySeeking - 05-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SaintSebastian - 05-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-19-2010, 10:39 PM



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