If Jesus thinks it is blessed to believe without seeing, who am I to argue with Him?
The story of Thomas does not support your point. Jesus showed Thomas the evidence. If those who believe without evidence are also blessed, that is not a case of "seeing is believing". You'll have to look for another "old saying" to support blind belief.
Unless you throw the silly argument at me that the redactor is telling us what Jesus said!
Why is that a silly argument? What reason do you have to think that Jesus' words were written down with perfect accuracy?
Read my link in the last post and tell me what comes to mind comparing that philosophy to classic scripture.
I didn't read the whole thing. One comment that made me cringe was, "Life itself has climbed a ladder of chaos to reach new heights of order." Really? And he keeps on digging the hole: "Genes are not â€œsupposedâ€ to mutate. They are supposed to perfectly replicate themselves in a predictable manner." If he doesn't know the first thing about chemistry, he shouldn't write about it.
So, instead of hoping that I'll see what you see, why don't you tell us how it contrasts with classic scripture.
The authors of scripture, though derided as "Bronze Age Goatherders", stated some profound assertions regarding life experience and human nature.
There is wisdom that comes with life experience and has nothing to do with any belief system.
I need to get ready for work but will continue forming some sort of arguments regarding certainty vs probability and good being the highest ideal vs chaos and order/disorder yin/yang type of thinking ...
I think you're making a fundamental error in trying to equate Satan with chaos and God with order.
...which I believe to be one of the social ideas that undermined Christian absolutism.
I don't think it was any external ideas that caused the decline and fall of Christianity. I think it collapsed from its own weight and structural weaknesses.
My mother's mother gave birth six times, but only two children survived. That was in the USA in the early 20th Century.
It seems like our generation and our parents' generation were the only ones where large families were common. My grandfather had twelve children but several of his siblings died in childhood. His children had an average of four children each.