Evidence: Experience Over Facts?
This recent post by blogger Natasha Crain highlights some crucial points about the role that objective evidence should play in our understanding of reality. Natasha walks us through the way she processed the terrifying idea that she might have cancer. Through this experience, she saw some of the limits of trying to look at reality objectively all the time. Many times, especially in moments of hardship, even the most intellectual people are not interested in objective evidence. We often want to feel a more personal connection to reality than we can ever expect to get from the cold hard facts we see in apologetics.
While it is abundantly important to keep this in mind when talking to people who are going through dark seasons of life, Natasha brings to light the various ways in which objective evidence is crucial to clear thinking and conversation…