The problem in a “reason vs. faith” topic is we sometimes face semantic difficulties. It is more of a “what is the definition of faith you are using” kind of a problem. To escape the problem, believers seem to assert that religious faith is very different with faith per se. According to believers, faith, like reason are methods of acquiring knowledge. So there! Reason and faith are not the same but different systems. Some say that faith is above reason. Others like most theologians today accept faith as compatible with reason…but faith is…as they say, the last recourse. Everything that reason cannot explain must rely to faith. While some believers insist that reason, assist faith (liberal Christians are more into this kind of faith.)
Nevertheless, whatever is use; well…faith is still not reason.
Let me illustrate this using a theist’s own illustration. (more…)
Monday, May 23, 2011
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