Re: Are faith and reason compatible?
Faith and reason have always been and are compatible, except for when "they" are trying to disprove each other.
There have been and are great scientific minds who have evolved ideas and concepts to benefit without finding a need to disavow spirituality/religious belief, in more cases it can be seen how such things support faith, though possibly not in the "assumed" or "expected" manner.
In turn, there have been and are faithful individuals who are truly humble and understand that we are simply human and incapable of fully knowing everything there is too know. And that faith, no more than reason can accomplish all of the answers desired.
Faith and reason compliment each other, when allowed too. In all honesty, faith and reason are human concepts of which we strive to know and will continue to change and evolve, just as they have throughout human history.Connect-to-Value 2005-2008 ©
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