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About Me

  • My name is Dan Porter. I have always believed in God. And I have always been a Christian, which means I have always believed, at some level of understanding, Christian assertions about Christ. But during all of my adult life—I am now 68—I have struggled with many seeds of doubt brought on by modern science, objective history, the question of why a loving God would allow so much suffering in the world and difficulties with seemingly conflicting moral precepts.

    Observation: No proof that the Shroud of Turin is not real survives scientific and historical scrutiny. That leave only conventional wisdom or common sense or worldview or whatever you want to call it as a reason to believe it is not authentic. Maybe someone will figure it out someday. In the meantime all of us, skeptics and believers alike, are stuck with leaps of faith.

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About Me

  • My name is Dan Porter. I have always believed in God. And I have always been a Christian, which means I have always believed, at some level of understanding, Christian assertions about Christ. But during all of my adult life—I am now 68—I have struggled with many seeds of doubt brought on by modern science, objective history, the question of why a loving God would allow so much suffering in the world and difficulties with seemingly conflicting moral precepts.

    Observation: No proof that the Shroud of Turin is not real survives scientific and historical scrutiny. That leave only conventional wisdom or common sense or worldview or whatever you want to call it as a reason to believe it is not authentic. Maybe someone will figure it out someday. In the meantime all of us, skeptics and believers alike, are stuck with leaps of faith.