Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
— Blaise Pascal
Posted on August 2, 2011, in Quotes and tagged faith. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Héhéhé…it’s too easy to say that things are just “above us” when they are contradicted by evidence…to say that, somehow (but we conveniently can’t understand how, of course, héhé), things actually make sense, aren’t REALLY contradicted by evidence…that we would understand if only we were God (who’s existence we are sometimes trying to establish by using such arguments in the first place)…I hear the situation sometimes compared to an ant/probably small-brained creature (though I guess some say ants are pretty intelligent) vs a human, understanding how a TV works (I think the Jesus-actor said in “Religulous”)…it’s just too easy, would also work with any belief system, and could easily validate something that’s false (and thus rightfully goes against the evidence)…what are we to do, héhé, if we can use such tricks each time things don’t turn out as expected?…Should we think all beliefs are equally valid?…
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