Fact or Fiction

In the July issue of Cognitive Science, it was found that young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction. It is not surprising since many believe the contents of the bible to be fact. The splitting of the Red Sea, Noah’s Ark, and other unnatural events are written in the bible. We are living in a world that operates on facts; yet many believe that our sacred books are factual, and that evolution is fiction.

In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is written that this world is based on reason.

This is a world constructed on reason

So I shall press upon you everything with the reason in verse. 1-21

There are people who believe in miracles; but may be confused to what is a miracle. Miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. The splitting of the Red Sea and Noah’s Ark may be classified as a miracle. Some may believe that a cure from cancer may be a miracle, or surviving from a sky diving accident may be a miracle. But these are not miracles. These are rare incidents that are explained by science and mathematics. It is like the chances of winning a lottery, slim but possible. Whether these miracles of survival are the result of divine intervention is debatable.

It is my personal opinion that when fact and fiction become difficult to distinguish, the mind becomes easy prey to manipulation. Reasoning goes out the window, making more room for greed and arrogance in the mind. It is with this delusional mind, that some kill in the name of their religion. It is with this warning that God in the Tip of the Writing Brush tells us that we do not understand.

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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