Posted by Dinah on October 16, 2002, at 11:28:51
In reply to Re: Rationalism and Philosophy, posted by Dr. Bob on October 16, 2002, at 10:31:49
> > It takes much more courage to take a rational approach in looking at religion. Religious dogma fears rational thought and education...
> Doesn't it take courage to make a leap of faith? Without the safety net of logic? And doesn't rational thought also fear religion?
Unless I misunderstand you both, both of you seem to feel that faith cannot be compatible with rational thought or logic. I assure you that this is untrue. A faith based on reason and logic can be deep and meaningful. There are many different levels of faith, and many different roads to a relationship with God or a higher power, or whatever your reason, tradition, and faith leads you to believe in.