In response to “Faith and Science Too” (Letters, Aug. 6): According to the Word of God, faith is in direct opposition to science. Science is studying things by observation. Faith is believing in things we can’t see. The word for science in Greek is gnosis. The one place gnosis is translated as science in the Bible, it is with a negative connotation: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith” (1 Timothy 6:20-21, King James Version). Some versions translate gnosis as knowledge instead of science. But science is just human knowledge. God’s wisdom, which is infinite, is entirely different from human knowledge, which changes with new data. That’s why one day Dr. Anthony Fauci can say we don’t need masks and the next say the opposite.
Kathryn Buskett, Fairhope, Ala.