Friday, March 4, 2011

Logic and Reason

I have heard many people talk about being logical, being rational when it comes to issues dealing with faith and spirituality. After all, one cannot really see God right? Why turn to blind faith then? Isn't it naive to submit to the will of a supposedly superior force, when you cannot even be sure whether He/She exists?

Well, to each their own! I happened to read this somewhere a little while ago and couldn't resist quoting it:
'The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and they also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. On the other hand, the Italians drink a lot of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. So in conclusion, one can eat and drink anything. It's speaking English that kills you!'

This one really made me laugh. The conclusion is logical! But we all know that isn't the truth. I'm not saying that one should be naive and blindly trust someone/something. All am saying is that logic and reason really doesn't explain the mystery of the cosmos, the reason behind creation, the answer to one's existence. 'For we walk by faith, and not by sight...'

1 comment:

  1. Faith versus Reason....hmmm those who know don't know and those who don't know...know...
    The picture can never understand the painter!!!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Logic and Reason

I have heard many people talk about being logical, being rational when it comes to issues dealing with faith and spirituality. After all, one cannot really see God right? Why turn to blind faith then? Isn't it naive to submit to the will of a supposedly superior force, when you cannot even be sure whether He/She exists?

Well, to each their own! I happened to read this somewhere a little while ago and couldn't resist quoting it:
'The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and they also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. On the other hand, the Italians drink a lot of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British and the Americans. So in conclusion, one can eat and drink anything. It's speaking English that kills you!'

This one really made me laugh. The conclusion is logical! But we all know that isn't the truth. I'm not saying that one should be naive and blindly trust someone/something. All am saying is that logic and reason really doesn't explain the mystery of the cosmos, the reason behind creation, the answer to one's existence. 'For we walk by faith, and not by sight...'

1 comment:

  1. Faith versus Reason....hmmm those who know don't know and those who don't know...know...
    The picture can never understand the painter!!!

    ReplyDelete