Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Both a skeptic and a Christian

I find myself in a very unique position, I am both religious and skeptical. Well obviously I am not a hardcore skeptic however I do disbelieve many things my family and people doesn't necessarily disbelieve, now I am not saying everyone I know takes the idea seriously, many of them don't but I do know people personally who do take these ideas seriously;

Bermuda Triangle paranormal activity
9/11 conspiracy theory
Apollo moon hoax
New World Order Conspiracy
UFOs are of Satan

Members of my family take the Bermuda Triangle, Apollo moon hoax, and of course creationism (the concept not the geographic location) seriously. Their acceptance of Creationism is fine but the fact is that their creationism is Hovindian makes it out on the far fringe of creationism. It appears that I come from a very different school of thought then they do, the school of skepticism, and yet I am a believer in spirituality and the supernatural, so therefore I am not a hardcore skeptic. But I am skeptical enough to get by rationally. I have found at least one person who has a similar situation.

Now you may decide if what it means to be a skeptic and a Christian, if you are one are you;

(a) reasonable

(b) inconsistent

(c) or completely consistent with biblical teachings?

Well I think that I am consistent with the bible, however you may make your own opinions.


Chris said...

I think that you are for the most part consistent, with the few exceptions we have previously discussed. On the MAJOR issues I think you are right on the money! (I just don't think that young/old earth is one of them.)

However I do think that you are a little harsh on the young earth creationists.....

Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading your blog.

AIGBusted said...

Hi C&R,

I posted something about theistic evolution and would really appreciate your comment:


Eugene said...

Well I think you are definitely
a) reasonable

But then I'm a Christian and a skeptic myself so I may be a tad biased. Wish I was more skeptical when I was your age though, would have saved me a lot of heartache...