do you guys believe the scriptures in the bible to be accurate historical accounts, not so much for documented people such as Moses and so forth but the events of say Jesus walking on water, Cain actually talking to God or God having conversations with anyone at all?
do you believe that those aforementioned things are just stories and are there to serve a moral purpose by the same means of many other stories?
personally, i believe the later. i think that to actually have belief in the former is flat out crazy.
i actually had a convo about the same thing over Facebook with DirtyGerdy today but i pretty much believe that there is something greater than us. i think of God being a force of nature. scientists today have discovered the origins of the universe; the splitting of strong nuclear, weak nuclear, gravity and electromagnetic force.http://books.google.com/books?id=o6OmdAFDTVQC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=strong+nuclear+weak+nuclear+gravity+big+bang&source=bl&ots=kbrB_pcg30&sig=hU_8tjm1OIHiEbt_bsBxP2oTLpU&hl=en&ei=91knStKvN8eMtgew8vDcBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4
but where did those 4 elements come from? since that is unknown i believe that there is much, much, MUCH more to be discovered and explained.
the way that events unfold are complex yet simple. its a combination of nature and "cause and effect".
part of the things you do are instinctual, another part of the things you do are learned, learning is basically psychological adaptation. the third portion comes from nature basically enviorment.
every single thing that happens is based off of 1 of those three causes; natural, learned/cognitive, and environmental. they all interact off each other creating a ripple effect. basically all things in the universe are connected through one way or another. think of the movie Crash. multiple different interactions between seemingly unrelated events came together to create more substantial events and of course if the movie had continued those events would have caused other ones. essentially you could go even deeper and examine effects on to natural systems such as water or livestock and the effects they have on creating poverty which leads to effects globally which could influence something as minuscule as what you have on your iPod.
all these things, including the very start of the universe which created life, which created humans, which made us today sitting and typing these thoughts are all related and are all traceable from one effect to another tracing all the way back to the start of the universe. the thing that created the very first cause which lead to the very fist effect which kept growing, an uncountable ammount of times, that is God, not some guy with a beard who smites people for taking his name in vain. thats all too human for something so significant.