Theses of Faith and Reason

  1. Humans must receive all knowledge from outside ourselves.
  2. Any human knowledge must be received and believed by the holder based on faith in the outside source of knowledge.
  3. Human reason is not rational or logical by nature, but rather humans must learn logic from school or other experience, and therefore human logic is based on faith.
  4. Humans can only comprehend that which is based on experience with our physical senses.
  5. Humans can only comprehend any divine or spiritual realities via physical manifestations of those realities.
  6. Humans cannot know if a divine or spiritual force has manifested physically unless that force defies the laws of physics.
  7. Without any divine or spiritual manifestation, all human knowledge and reason must be limited to that which can be based on the laws of physics.
  8. Philosophical, non-physical knowledge of right, wrong, good, and evil cannot be directly, objectively known by humans based on the laws of physics.
  9. If we refuse to believe that the laws of physics have been or can be defied by divine or spiritual forces, we refuse to believe that we can have an objective source of truth for non-physical questions of right, wrong, good, and evil.
  10. Non-physical knowledge of right, wrong, good, and evil can only be objectively true for all creation if it is defined by a supreme being who has authority over all creation.
  11. Any human knowledge that we receive from a source that is bigger than the human mind or that describes a truth that is bigger than the human mind cannot be fully comprehended by the finite, physically-bound human mind, and must therefore be a subject of debate and disagreement among humans any time we attempt to comprehend the whole picture.
  12. Any description of a supreme creator that fully makes sense to the finite, physical human mind describes something that is not bigger than the human mind, and therefore it cannot be a description of an all-intelligent, all-powerful, supreme creator or ruler over creation.

Think about these, and then read John’s record of the Son of God come to the Earth.