Faith And Reason Quotes by Martin Luther, Galileo Galilei, Pope John Paul II, Benjamin Franklin, J. Michael Straczynski, Thomas Aquinas and many others.
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth- in a word, to know himself- so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and … know nothing but the word of God.
Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Marriage is an institution that existed before governments existed. It’s something that reflects nature and reflects God and God’s will for us. And both from the standpoint of faith and reason it makes all the sense in the world. And it’s beneficial for society.
For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Religion, on the other hand, deals only with evaluations of human thought and action: it cannot justifiably speak of facts and relationships between facts.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think.
Why is there something rather than nothing?
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
The balance between faith and reason is for the determination of each individual, and of the people as a whole, not of unauthorized government officials uttering impious humbug as they arbitrarily try to define that balance.
Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous. . . .
It was the schoolboy who said, “”Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.””
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