Posts tagged "rationalism"
” In any religious argument, one is sooner or later reminded that `science isn’t everything’ and that `logic isn’t everything.’
That is perfectly true; there are many human activities-art, music, poetry, for example- to which science and logic are more or less irrelevant.
But religion is not in this category, for religion, unlike art and music and poetry, is a system of belief. And a system of belief that is to be acceptable must satisfy the ordinary criteria of reason: the beliefs must be consistent with each other and not obviously in conflict with fact. Orthodox Christian beliefs, I suggest, do not satisfy these criteria.”
- Margaret K. Knight
Perhaps not true for ALL religions, but still succinct as ever, Ingersoll.