Monday, July 6, 2020

On Faith

The knowledge that we get through the faculties of reason or intellect is partial. This knowledge will tell us about the material aspects (how much, from what, from where, when, and how), but it will not tell us about the values (moral or immoral; sublime or corporeal; artistic or vulgar; certain or doubtful). We cannot have full understanding of existence through the use of reason or intellect. We have to look at another resource to fulfill our need for understanding the values, and that resource is faith. Faith is not opinion. It is not the conclusions that we reach by rigorous application of reason or intellect—it’s something different, something quite unique.

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