Welcome to A Life Examined

What is the examined life? A life worth living! As I look at the road ahead, I take all the baggage from the past and use it as experience - the pain and the passion, the sorrow and the joy - allowing it to carve wisdom into my mind and hope into my spirit.
There is no experience that can't be useful to me at some point in my life. There is no lesson learned that cannot make a contribution to the future.
A tiny drop of water is a part of the ocean. A tiny speck in the night sky is a ginormous star in the distance. It all depends on perspective.
So, this examined life is to offer reflections in the hope of discussing things which are of value to myself and to others.
Love, Sarah






Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Can Faith be in our DNA?

I wonder, it is conceivable (pun intended!) that we have amongst our many intricacies a faith gene?  In Christianity there is the issue of predestination - are we chosen by God even before we are born?  Some would argue yes we are.  There is scriptural evidence for this, but I'm not going to 'go there' right now.  Rather, I am raising the general question: does every one of us have the capacity for faith? or is it impossible for some of us 'to believe' because we lack something in our biological make-up?
I wonder.  Are there some people who, though self-professed athiests, actually believe in evolution to the exclusion of all else and therefore they are 'faithful' to Darwinism and to Evolution? 
What is faith anyway?  Is it in any way tangible?  Or is it as intangible as a Creator?

Just thoughts.

Best wishes for you today.

Sarah
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