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← Science and Religion BOTH make faith claims

Vardu's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Vardu

I think that a distinction must be made between rational and irrational faith.
For instance, I've never been to or laid eyes on New York, but I have faith - based on an abundance and a variety of evidence - that it exists. This, to me, is an example of rational faith.

On the other hand, the faith that people have, say, that Jesus rose from the dead, which is not based on any evidence whatsoever, is irrational.

So, science may, indeed, make faith claims, but the nature of the faith is rational.

I think the same distinctions can be made between rational and irrational belief, rational and irrational authority.

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 23:46:00 UTC | #77832