Philosophy Answer Writing Practice - Week 10 - Question 4
90 Days Philosophy Answer Writing Practice Question 2 for 07-Feb-2018
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07-Feb-2018 - Question 2
Do reason and faith go together? Discuss.(2015/10)
It has been generally presumed that faith and reason are in conflict with each other. In reality, faith and reason work together seamlessly to help us understand the world and beyond in a better way.
Faith and reason actually work very well together. In fact, faith is a prerequisite for the reason. In order to reason about anything, we must have faith that there are laws of logic which correctly prescribe the correct chain of reasoning. Since laws of logic cannot be observed with the senses, our confidence in them is a type of faith.
Since reason would be impossible without logic, which stems from the faith, we have a very good reason for our faith: without our faith, we could not reason.
Though the role of reason is secondary for getting religious knowledge, its role is necessary. It is necessary for keeping blind faith from religion and attaching values to religion. Religion-based terrorism is increasing due to the negative impact of reason. Hence, reason and faith are not counter but complementary to each other.