Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Faith and Reason (Science)

A contrast.

One who says she has faith, but does not use it in the service of science. She said recently that "(W)e’ve had a situation where it’s faith or science — take your pick. She adds that "science is an answer to our prayers ... We need science, science, science, science, science." You wonder if she has faith at all. (H/T: Jill @ FB)

Another, who used his reason, in an environment that was "overwhelmingly secular and anti-religious", to be dismissive of Christianity, but who in recent years, "both by the personal witness of everyday Christians in his daily life and by the realization that religious believers, not atheists, are the ones who have reason on their side" and because he saw that “materialist atheism is not merely an arid creed, but totally irrational", has been drawn back to the faith. And should be doing him good now and which he will use to do a lot more good.

Take your pick.

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