Greetings, dear LH... and, again, peace to you! I cannot tell you how many discussions I've been involved with along the lines of your last post to me. I have recently come to the conclusion, however, that they are a bit futile because while those who believe like you proceed with explaining your methods (via science and math)... and I can understand, grasp, and perceive those methods (first, I attended university and took critical thinking, quantum math, and philosophy; but more importantly, they're not rocket science, per se, and you all tend to explain them pretty well)... I am not sure that you can understand, grasp, or perceive MY method... as I would explain him to you.
Even more... I am often left with no choice but to assume you don't even WANT to... won't even condescend to entertain the possibilities, let alone try to understand them. My experience has been that, while dear ones like you want folks to at least CONSIDER what you're offering... you're no longer willing to even reciprocate and CONSIDER what I might share with you. Rather, you are pretty much "done" as to all things relating to faith... due to your experience with religion... and so consider all things relating to faith as one and the same with religion. They are not, though, and the unwillingness to even consider that... and often hostile resistance I encounter during discussions... leaves me with the thought that dogmatism lies at both ends of the spectrum... and there is no room for anything else at each end.
I personally am not religious; I do believe it to be a snare and a racket and the "opium of the people" (well, one of them). I am, however, a woman of faith. Faith in God... and in the One He sent to represent Himself to and create peace with mankind... Christ. I am not a believer in the Bible, per se, although I do believe some of what is in there is truth (a whole lot is not, though).
The questions I have are a bit different than perhaps those you might have/may have had. As a result, they are answered a bit differently. With regard to things of physical world, the method you set forth above is crucial... and I do not deny its benefits; however, not all questions relate to the physical world. Because (1) there is more in existence than the physical world, and (2) we are more than just physical beings - there is our bodies/flesh, the "man" we are on the outside, yes. But there is also the man we are on the INSIDE... and my questions usually pertain to that.
So, I hope this helps you understand ME a little better. If not, then perhaps I can refer you to dear tec's response (the greatest of love and peace to you, my dear sister!)... and say, simply, that such applies to me, as well.
Again, peace to you!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,