Share Your World for June 29, 2020

Melanie has us back doing philosophical questions this week….

Must we have evidence to know the truth? Sometimes. In some cases it’s enough to have faith.

How much control does a person have over their life? Not very much anymore. Read Richard Brodie’s book Virus of the Mind, Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene, and Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media to see how it’s slipped away from us.

What is gravity and how does it work? It works great! Some would say that there’s no such thing as gravity, that the world just sucks. (Ask the same question, get the same answer.)

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness? How about vice versa? I think it would be hard to know whether you’re happy or sad (or any of the infinite number of points in between) without knowing how both feel.

See you in the funny papers!

10 thoughts on “Share Your World for June 29, 2020

  1. Thanks John for Sharing Your World and your very logical thoughts! Trust = faith is an interesting concept, as shared by your follower in his comment! You know some deep thinkers! 🙂


  2. I love your answers and agree with them but I will say, for the second, no one can take away my own thoughts. I might be caged in some ways but my thoughts are free. I learned this from an amazing man, Hans Litten. You should look him up.


  3. I just read about Augustine and Anselm in Kenneth Samples’ “Classic Christian Thinkers: An Introduction”, and they have an enlightening take on faith and reason. According to Samples, they developed the idea that faith (trust in a reliable source) is indispensable to knowledge, and the subsequent knowledge supports that faith.

    To me, truth is truth (by definition), regardless of whether we trust the source or believe in the truth itself. And perfect theology and perfect science agree perfectly. I could go on. 🙂

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