Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Overcoming the tyranny of empiricism

John Frye has been thinking about empiricism and the Apostle Thomas. Here's a sample:
To reduce faith to requiring evidence for origin and growth would shove faith onto a tiny playing field and away from the grand scope of reality. Rationalism and empiricism for all their persisting dominance since the Enlightenment horribly reduced reality. Placing the human mind as the arbiter of truth based on scientific inquiry has made midgets of us all. Reality is too vast to wear only a lab coat. Perhaps that is why brilliant Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Amen. I recommend reading John's whole essay.


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