Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2015 in Christianity | Science, religion, Bishop John Keenan,
...began his encyclical
, Fides et Ratio, with the vivid words that, ˜Faith and reason are like two wings by which the human spirit ascends to the contemplation of the truth . Flying needs two wings, just as finding the really important truths of existence needs both faith and science working somehow in harmony.
The criticism of science counterbalances religion s all too easy temptation to fall into credulity, as if nothing could happen just by chance and even the most absurd bad luck is somehow all ˜meant , by God. Faith, on the other hand, saves reason from futility. For, in a world without some transcendent Truth and Good, where everything is just...