9.28.2009

What Counts as Reason?

Many people today think that, through reason, we can all see that man does not have an immortal soul. The Medieval philosophers thought that, through reason, we can all see that he does.

Many people today think that, through, reason, we can all see that there is no such thing as God. The Medieval philosophers thought that, through reason, we can all see that there is.

Reasoning is hard work and it is essentially a movement from one thing to another. The famous maxim is "to follow the argument wherever it leads," and if it leads us to the knowledge of the existence of God and our own immortality we must assent to these things. There is no real split between faith and reason in the modern sense; there is only good reasoning and bad reasoning which leads to false conclusions. Just because a man believes in God does not mean he does so despite what his reason tells him. If he is truly wise, he has come to this knowledge precisely because of his reason. Let No One Afraid of Thought Enter.

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