The "leap of faith"
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I see it like this. You can be the most well versed, you can know intellectually the whole bit, you can read in the ancient tongues, you can make a  proof for the existence of God (maybe like David Berlinski could),  in short you can know all of scientia, but until you receive the gift of faith you are at best a philosophical Deist. Knowledge leaves you with a notion which is held intellectually and that is not belief. Reason is limited, we can not reason God or Faith, we can only reason His existence haltingly. ( See the New Advent article concerning a priori and a posteriori ) Scholars often have differing opinions, especially about formal proofs. New Advent has a way long piece on the proof of the existence of God, it is deep, but for me all I  need is to look out the window early in the morning (especially if my Falcon has come to visit), and reciting King David "only a fool says in his heart there is no God". Then, I'm set. Nature is way more than we can make or even explain and a Falcon visiting me is more than enough.

Now for me this is the complete file. I tuck this in the cabinet of my mind, and that is that. I don't take it out and spin it around looking at it.
But others may do that, but I do not.Call me simplistic.
tim
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The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 05-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:44 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:47 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Jesse - 05-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:21 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by timoose - 05-17-2010, 02:53 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SouthpawLink - 05-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Vetus Ordo - 05-17-2010, 04:03 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Edward - 05-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 06:52 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by winoblue1 - 05-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by DesperatelySeeking - 05-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SaintSebastian - 05-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-19-2010, 10:39 PM



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