Reason4 - Religion, Truth, and Everything in Between Two...

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Religion, Truth, and Everything in Between Two traditional paths a. Revelation *Authority rooted in a metaphysical source *Trusts certain claims *Offers security *Knowledge is received *Worships Gods b. Reason *Authority rooted in Ideals *Scrutinizes all claims *Offers insight *Knowledge is built *Worships godliness Revelation in modernity *Faces challenges from science, which: *disproves many religious claims. *strips nature of meaning. *provides solid, powerful knowledge without faith. *Faces challenges from other religions: Why choose this scripture over others? Religious reason in modernity *Nature, now devoid of meaning, cannot point us logically to God. *Human thought is not necessarily connected to the external world. Our beautiful ideals may not be part of nature. *Human knowledge can manipulate nature through science, but only by denying nature any meaning . Reason4 1
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Religious Skepticism *If you ask many modern people, religion cannot be proven. It is a matter of faith, not reason.
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