Real Faith Cannot Be Exercised without Reasoning

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Curt Sunshine
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Real Faith Cannot Be Exercised without Reasoning

Post by Curt Sunshine » 02 Jun 2012, 10:28

BYU Professor James Faulconer wrote a really insightful post Wednesday on Patheos about faith and reason being mutually dependent. I am providing the link. Please read the post and, if you want, excerpt statements here to discuss them:

"Faith and Reason: Mutually Dependent" ( ... -2012.html)

The part that I liked the most was the very direct statement that "faith" without reason is nothing more than unsubstantiated opinion.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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