I recently started a dialogue with my former pastor and wanted some input from you. He claims that I still live by faith in science and materialism. We clearly have a different definition of "faith." I was wondering what your all think how the Christian's definition of "faith" differs from the skeptic's.
Here are some snippets of our conversation.
You believe by faith that the universe came from nothing....You are taking it by faith that it [the creation of the universe] just happened.....I don't have enough faith to believe that it just happened like that...You believe that life developed out of some primordial soup that ripened (again by
random chance) to the point of producing amino acids, proteins, etc., and eventually
life.4 Yet this belief cannot be verified scientifically and must be taken by faith....