Posts Tagged Faith and Reason

Thinking about faith

What shapes a person’s world view? Where do ideas come from? From whence do our outlooks and attitudes spring forth, and to what can we attribute our biases and perspectives?

British philosopher Henry Sidgwick offered the following observation:

We think so because other people all think so;
or because —
or because, after all, we do think so;
or because we were told so, and think we must think so;
or because we once thought so, and think we still think so;
or because, having thought so, we think we will think so…

A new article asserts that faith and reason are mutually exclusive.  Click here to see who’s kidding whom.

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