Question: Is it better to have a faith in the search for truth than in holding to beliefs as seen by our forbears?

It seems to me that many discoveries about early Christianity are continually reshaped by learning from other sources. This makes me wonder if there is still any room for a faith which insists on holding to traditional Biblical beliefs in their initial creedal form. I would be very interested in how others see this issue.

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2 Responses to Question: Is it better to have a faith in the search for truth than in holding to beliefs as seen by our forbears?

  1. Andrew G says:

    Whether we are believers or not, or whether we admit to it or not, The Christian story and many other stories do shape a lot of the hidden or invisible presuppositions underlying western society.

    But at the same time, if we examine each presupposition one at a time, we can slowly reform things rather than hold things as tyrannically true.

    We can have faith in the temporal truths of how our forebears saw the world while still fixing all that they misunderstood (just like future generations will hopefully do with our many mistakes…)

    Meh? Just some thoughts.

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