Posted: Jun 06, 2012 2:58 pm
by backmarker
Thanks everybody.

MacIver wrote:Welcome to the forum! :cheers:

You should start a thread in the Theism section outlining your beliefs. We're quite good at putting labels on things here. :)

I doubt they're original enough to deserve their own thread? A few ideas I'm currently persuaded by:

  • I exist and I can know things :grin:
  • there has always been something; nothing comes from nothing
  • there is a first cause, and it was uncaused
  • there's no such thing as literal randomness, e.g. effects with no cause
  • it's not possible for creatures to fully comprehend a creator, but a creator has the ability to reveal certain knowledge to creatures
  • evolution (not sure of exact definition, but I have an idea) to some extent is observable fact

I have some squishier ideas, too. Things like: life begets life, the universe demonstrates order and we generally regard order as a sign of intelligence, etc.

Not very sophisticated, but that's where I'm at right now.