done - would have gone much faster without the lag I seem to have & a very relieving phone call :)
ding, nice and easy. Been a long week.
Helen - I don't mind chatting so much but I don't care for all the politics and religion and try not to mix that with my pleasure. It doesn't help that I'm just about polar opposite in views to the most vocal ones and I come here to play a game and relax - not get caught up in that which I find stressful.
Tall Mike, I was making the simple point that we operate on faith in everything. Nothing we "know" is absolutely certain. However, it is very important where you start, your assumptions. That colors everything else you do and believe.
A person's most basic assumptions about life and the way things work is his "religion", or vice versa.
In Christian theology, faith is something more specific than simply believing something. It is believing what God has said. Christians believe God has revealed truth to us in the Bible and the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.
So a Christian begins with God's revelation as his most basic assumptions about life. In America until recently, most people, whether Christian or not pretty much accepted a Christian world view. That is no longer the case and that is why there is so much social upheaval occurring today. We are moving on, which is not a good thing in my opinion.