Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The closed-mindedness of faith
Leave it to one of Christianity's "fathers" to explain the arrogance and irrationality of faith. To a believer, faith requires no rational explanation. It is entirely based on feelings. On the other hand, no explanation can convince a non-believer of faith's truth claims. This is precisely because they are irrational. For a believer to assert this, however, is the height of arrogance and close-mindedness. It says that there are some things that only I, as a believer, can understand. The truth of the universe is closed to you, Mr./Ms. Non-Believer, simply because your mind works rationally and rejects the epistemology of emotion.