The Coherence of Faith
There is a healthy tension between how we view the basic facts of life and what we would like life to be. Reconciling the two with honesty and coherence is an essential task for all of us, or at least for those who endeavor to live an examined life.
Perhaps the most popular contemporary view of life is the belief in “inevitable progress.” The strength of the evidence for this view is mostly technological. Once we were cavemen, then we built houses of marble and granite, now we have smartphones and Internet access to government-subsidized health care – not to mention bunker-busting bombs