Friday, 23 September 2011

Awkward Things Happen Without Faith (By Stacy Trasancos)

St. Thomas Aquinas

Why do we need faith? Why not human reason alone? Several people recently have asked those questions and I found the explanation given by St. Thomas Aquinas in Contra Gentiles straightforward and useful.* Searching for truth is a desire in everyone of us, and searching for God is not an unreasonable search for a bearded bossy man in the sky to relieve us of ever having to think for ourselves. Truth is beautiful. Truth will set you free. Truth is how to know yourself. St. Thomas considered what awkward things would happen if human reason alone were all we needed to search for truth.

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