*The Apostles’ Creed (which is still regularly recited in church on Sunday) appears to require the faithful to believe that Christ died and was physically resurrected, that in turn our bodies will be resurrected and that we will have eternal life (“the life everlasting”).
If we take these injunctions literally, I would expect that many, if not most, scientists would find difficulty in accepting them. If they are not to be taken literally (and why not?), then their acceptance by the majority of scientists would depend crucially on how they are to be interpreted. The same observation could be made about other religious concepts, including that of miracles. Unless the church can clarify just what is meant by these important elements of religious faith (are they literally true or, if not, what do they mean?) it would appear that the “war” is emphatically not fiction.
Nod to Victoria for the Heads Up, Bless her (sic) 🙂 for leaving this link in a comment. I thought it good enough for a post.
Dedicated to Mel Wild. (who probably thinks John, Tildeb, Scottie and I will be converting any moment now.
No Mystery: Return to Forever.