Faith And Reason Essay

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Faith is something what we want to believe without any logical explanation. It is not a purely epistemic concept. “Reason” means the application of logical principles to the available evidence. When faith become strong then the reason is meaningless. The question is “how do Faith and Reason relate?” Are we sure that there has a relationship between faith and reason. Many people don’t care about reason. But I think there’s a strong relationship between faith and reason. Many of us misunderstandings concerning faith and reason stem from a misconception of what faith really is? This perspective can best be described by the phrase, “faith seeking understanding”. It means reason doesn’t create faith. Faith found reason. Augustine’s opinion is similar …show more content…
That is to say, if the object of faith only “probably” exists, then an impenetrable barrier prevents one from ever reaching the object of faith. After all, given this view, it is just as probable that nothing is on the other side of the barrier. At the same time, no action is required of the person holding such a belief (as in acting “as if ” ). Instead, the emphasis is placed upon the object’s probability of existence, whether or not one ever acts at all. The only possibility of a worse position would be if one conceived of the “as if ” theory having a question mark on both sides of the barrier!

3. The “leap of faith” hypothesis:
“Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reason and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately when you’re at the edge you have to forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together.”YoYo Ma. The phrase "leap of faith" is a metaphor used by the 19th c. Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.(4)Leap of faith means believing something intangible or improvable. It is not believe anything blindly. It is a concept that you are sure that is on there but how you don’t know

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