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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)


Faith should not be a blind leap in the dark. In particular, though it may go beyond the evidence, it should not go against it.

  1. Hence, faith itself must be a response to experience interpreted by reason, even though it goes beyond what can strictly be demonstrated to be reasonable.
  2. In the New Testament, faith is contrasted with sight, not with reason.
  3. To quote John 20:39, those who have not seen, but yet have believed, are the more blessed. However, they have believed on testimony that is (allegedly) reliable. This is consistent with what we have found, ie. that our beliefs (and therefore our faith) should be based on experience, whether our own or others'.




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