My Simple Thoughts on Faith in God, Jesus, & Biblical History
As for the super natural–it often boils down to a question of experiences and miracles (as well as the overall narrative of prophesy & fulfillment you see in the Historical Jesus). However, begging all of this is the profound miracle that we’re living, breathing agents. Its odd that it seems only around Thanksgiving that a deep sense of gratitude in us is really anything approaching profound.
Why we are here is the one of the top two most important questions to answer. Even outside the issue of the supernatural–the Bible proposes one of the most viable questions to that answer 1) Love each other 2) Serve God through our lives. Building authentic relationships is at the core of the human endeavor. Very few modernists philosophers have woken up to that basic core of humanity.
Whether Kierkeggard, Kant, or Levinas….each would still point to dignity & love as profoundly meaningful to the human experience. The more we listen to science, they more it echos back that love, relationships, and community are at the core of our existence. And beyond that they are at the core of our notions of meaning and joy and happiness.
The sermon on the mount is the most influential & profound philosophical treatise in existence. Its also probably the hardest to keep.