The depravity of the human condition falls under criticism of the scientific community. By that, I mean that ascribing to the notion that there is a God who guides and intervenes in the activities of mankind is a fallacious notion...according to pure philosophy students. Shudder the thought!
I find it interesting and disturbing at the same time that the scientific mindset is at odds with belief in a supernatural entity. Way back in a course on logic, it was determined that one has to argue from a position of acknowledging God, or not. Arguments across the dividing line were deemed to be spurious from one camp or the other. So, the verdict on these arguments (from a philosophical perspective) was that they were without merit.
Where does one draw the line in the sand and witness, within the realms of intellectualism? It isn't difficult to discern. Either you believe, and argue on the merits of your discernment of that belief, or you don't believe, and you don't argue with those of the other camp. I like to argue with Christians!
Many in the Methoblogosphere are seminarians, or graduates of such. I would ask if your faith in God was put in question by virtue of seeking higher education? Or, did/does that challenge to your fundamental beliefs strengthen your virtue, and your belief in God? What say you, oh intellectual students/graduates of seminary....what say you?