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Is Keeping Faith the Ultimate Empirical Test?

Written By: By Dr Alan Keyes  |  Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

In our time, is faith declining because people demand empirical proof? In the first Chapter of her book on the "History of God," Karen Armstrong asserts that "many of us no longer have the sense that we are surrounded by the unseen." Is this an accurate assertion? It seems unobjectionable. But a little self-examination raises doubts.

For example, many people who have purchased grapes or some other fruit at the supermarket think twice before eating some without rinsing it first. They assume that they might dusted with something harmful (dirt, germs, chemical residue, etc.). For the same reason, most people wash their hands before using them to eat a sandwich.

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