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29 August 2011

The Mutual Exclusivity of Faith and Reason

I had hoped to comment more on this but haven't had time. Regardless check out this post from Rabbi Shais Taub:
To wit, accepting on faith that which can be understood is as unconscionable as using reason to reject something that cannot be understood. The former is laziness, the latter is arrogance. Both are predicated on the misconception rampant among fundamentalist believers and atheists alike that faith and intellect can somehow be used to perform the same function and that the one you choose to favor shows what kind of person you are.... Alas, faith is no more interchangeable with intellect than breathing is a substitute for eating. We need both, but we cannot replace one with the other.

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