I am (pretty) new to these forums and have made only a handful of posts. I was hoping to get some perspective on my approach to questions of faith and science. In doing so I am not looking to engage in debate over what is or is not true. I am more than happy to do so in separate threads however.
My purpose here is to vet my approach to these matters and to ask if I am being unreasonable in any way. Am I coming at these issues in an intellectually honest way?
I come out of a YEC position and to be honest I feel lied to by groups like AIG. I don’t want to accuse them of willful wrongdoing but rather, that of simply being mistaken. I say this not to generate a long rant about YEC groups but only to give some context on how this affects me emotionally.
As a Christian I find myself piecing my worldview back together. In this process I am putting all cards on the table and absolutely do not wish to beg the question in favor of the Bible. There are philosophical considerations to be considered here but to my mind if the Bible makes claims in the realm of a scientific discipline that may test or evaluate those claims, then the Bible is then open to critique on those points.
I hope that this approach of “the Bible may not necessarily be true” is the most honest way to look at things. I’m quite tired of presuppositional apologetics. While I am not demanding proof in the mathematical sense, I am looking for what is most likely to be true and what best explains the evidence.
I think that there can be a reconciliation of modern cosmology and biology but it will come at the cost of a large paradigm shift. One that is not terribly welcome by the YEC minded church I attend.
I ask for encouragement and constructive criticism. Thank you.