Loftus is still confused. Biblical faith is not believing something that is false or unevidenced. And people who call themselves Christians who think faith is believing something "that could conceivably be false" don't know what Biblical faith is either.Christians are saying I have faith because some say that "faith is assenting to a proposition that could conceivably be false." Okay then, let's compare a few ordinary scientific claims to a few extraordinary religious claims. Click on the chart to enlarge it. If I have faith then there is a gigantic difference between scientific "faith" and religious faith, wouldn't you agree? ;-)
Notice in the chart Loftus posted that even the scientific claims are considered "virtually certain" as if things like Gravity, Continental drift, F=MA, and Heliocentric Solar System. I'm shocked. I would change this a lot. I have a background in Physics and if you have ever been educated in Physics at any university worth your time you would do experiments like measuring Gravity and proving Newton's Laws of Motion (Force equivalent to mass times acceleration is the second). Having worked through these things personally, I am more than convinced not just certain that they are true. As for Heliocentric Solar System, I'd count that as a certainty given that people have actually been to outer space and seen the solar system and given what we can measure. Grant it, I'd also would say that the Big Bang is also well-evidenced. I would say that evolution (macro-evolution with all life evolving from a single cell) is not probable at all. It's telling how Loftus seems to agree that Jesus' Resurrection, Atonement, Jesus' Second Coming, Prophecy, Incarnation, and Virgin Birth are "virtually impossible" despite the evidences that point to their validity. Shouldn't be a real shock since he seems skeptical of gravity.
So is there a difference between scientific faith and the religious faith, Loftus defines? Nope. Because he seems to think that they could both be wrong. That's not what Biblical faith is.
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