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August 07, 2012

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"Reality is different from our beliefs."

Everything we know is a belief, and beliefs range from the incredible to the indubitable, but the religious mind, wanting knowledge it hasn't earned, defiantly believes the incredible.

The author makes a simple yet profound statement here. Conventional wisdom often associates God with religion. But if you love Ultimate Reality (or God), you want to find it, you may use the more reliable method of evidence-based science, not necessarily the conventional way of vague belief-based religion. "I love God," I want to say, "therefore, I listen humbly to Her revelation through Physics and Biology. Amen."

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A little response to the quoted St Augustine's "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." I fully agreed with Augustine; what he said does happen. The other name of that "reward" is delusion.

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