It’s Not All About the Existence of God

In Adam Frank’s view:

We must get past forcing all discussions of Science and the Sacred into the narrow hallway of God: Yes or No? Chaining down the discussion this way ensures that all the interesting, vital things that could be explored are missed and our opportunities are missed with them. All the necessary conversations about what we value and what we hold to be sacred are lost in the static. All the potential understand[ing] about our place the fabric of Being, and the meaning our own narratives of belonging, are drowned out in partisan sniping. More importantly, all understanding of how these narratives, which science now helps to provide, are lost in an impossible standard of impossible proof which neither science or religion can provide.

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  1. I agree 100% that the argument over the existence of God misses the point, however my analysis is different.

    The statement talks about the “fabric of Being” which is a philosophical concept which has been rejected by postmodernism based on the demise of absolutes and Being.

    The problem is the absence of a philosophical world view to take the place of the old absolutist Being tradition which is able to give science and faith the basis for dialogue and discussion.

    Relativism of postmodernism maintains that there is no common ground for meaning and understanding, because all is basically subjective. Many on both sides, religious and atheistic, uphold relativism because it allows them to maintain their views without defending them.

    If you are using the phrase “narratives of belonging” in a relativistic manner, you are not really promoting understanding. What we as humans need is a new philosophical framework of understanding to go beyond modernism and post modernism.

    Please check out my website rightrelates.org for more information about my new book, Darwin’s Myth, on this topic.

  2. We “are lost in an impossible standard of impossible proof which neither science or religion can provide.”

    But that impossible standard which both science and religion agreed was not possible has now happened. But I doubt the high priests of both will find much satisfaction in hearing news which severely exposes their own limitations.

    So like it or not, for the first time in history, however unexpected, the world must now measure for itself, the reality of a new claim to revealed truth, a moral tenet not of human intellectual origin, offering access by faith, to absolute proof, an objective basis for moral principle and a fully rational and justifiable belief! 

    Revolutionary stuff for those who can handle it? Check it out at http://www.energon.org.uk

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