I'm a health professional, and a colleague recently (in conversation) stated that they believed in Creation and not evolution. Now, this has me stumped, as our profession involves almost all science, proven facts and a basis in evolution. She is a great health care professional, and obviously makes it work, it just has me stumped - how can one balance the belief in something that all around her is pointing to the opposite? Could be a 'faith' thing...could be that as an agnostic-atheist Creation isn't something I believe in - can anyone give me an insight?
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you are more than welcome to answe, and I quite like your answer - thanks!
So, what you are saying Lawrence, is that God spoke science into existence? So, if God also made mathematics and math shows that 2 + 2 = 4, and that same science shows that evolution is real, why do religious people ignore science?
I realise that. She is wonderful at her job, and it doesn't affect anything, just as my atheism doesn either. It just struck me as a difficult position to be in, and I wondered how it would balance with faith - it changes nothing abt them for me.
How life began has nothing to do with the treatments necessary for a particular ailment. However, a Christian could become cynical regarding a horrible disease. Mother Teresa became cynical, though she remained silent about it.
As a healthcare professional, I'm aware of that. It's the signs of evolution in the science we use that i wonder how she balances with faith. I think u + I r at cross purposes. Im actually curious as 2 how she balances it, not problem with her faith.
You said it better than anybody. "Religion belongs in church." The problem is that religion appears in health and politics.
Numerous times in my career as a diagnostic radiographer a patient would express admiration for the machines that do such a great job. Seldom was there recognition of the skill and knowledge required of the radiographer or radiologist.
What an interesting perspective and point. I have been going through a lot of diagnostic procedures lately. The technicians rarely relate to me what they are doing. A CT guided biopsy and they did and it heightened my appreciation. Interesting.
It's difficult to explain in a very condensed yet comprehensible way, what one has learned over a long course of time and a complex learning process. Most people only want a simple explanation, without the need to think very much.
i may have assumed she meant at all, rather than creation and things evolved from there. I figure it can be balanced, and I'm interested to know how is all. She is a wonderful professional, so I have no issue there.
Nope, it has no bearing on her work, she does a fantastic job. Her faith has no impact just as my lack of faith doesn't either. It merely struck me as a difficult position to be in to balance the science and the faith. Perhaps it is merely my issue.