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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 09:51 AM
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57. I can understand your point of view. but I see no reason
to play in the park of a person or ideology, of which I don't want to empower even if by accident.

By my definition, if a Creator existed it/he/she would exist outside of our known universe and it's applicable laws of physics. Therefore reason can't absolutely prove or disprove the existence of such, the same holds true for faith only in reverse, faith operates outside our known universal laws of physics, although you may be able to measure some biological effects of what we perceive as faith by CatScan.

Thus, my response to the billboard would be this.

I don't believe reason can be the enemy of faith, it can only be the enemy of the lack of faith. If you truly have religious/spiritual faith, your faith can never be shaken because reason simply doesn't operate in the same sphere of the human consciousness.

Reason and faith aren't enemies, they're essential allies that make up the human condition consisting of logic and emotion.

Reason can explain the workings of the universe, but not everyone is capable of understanding it.

Religious/spiritual faith can give a feeling of purpose and hope but not everyone feels it.

I believe the people most threatened by reason are those non-believers of faith claiming to be believers, in many cases the manipulators of the faithful.



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