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FAITH AND REASON In our own time people recognize the difference between the secular and the religious Even those who believe in the Bible for example would generally not proclaim Scripture to be science any more than those who faithfully read their horoscopes would declare astrology to be part of astronomy Science and religion have always been at war with one another Isnt that what weve been taught in class Isnt that what the trial of Galileo was all about In fact this widely held view is a distortion of the historical truth On the contrary historians over the past fifty years have revealed that for most of history science and religion have been deeply entwined So religion is accepted by faith when you accept something without touching the truth and science is a solid proof to a person to accept the fact when we look at the history of science we see that in fact it owes an immense debt to the religious world In the early Middle Ages - a time when Christian Europe turned away from scientific thinking - the science mathematics and astronomy of the ancient Greeks was kept alive in the Islamic world where it was further developed and enriched by Moslem scholars In the thirteenth century when this scientific heritage began to filter back into Western Europe it was originally taken up by Christian monks and theologians Faith is to trust in or have confidence in something or someone It is an act of the will as well as an act of the mind and emotions Biblical faith involves Knowing Feeling and Doing Its knowing has to do with the teachings of Christianity and with God personal Reason is the operation of the mind as it understands discovers and proves the truth Part of the content of faith is propositional Therefore faith and reason Examples UnderstandingDiscovering
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