…of faith deter looking and perceiving in otherwise exceedingly intelligent people all the time. It’s the direct result of the paradigm of Science Only as the only legitimate means of inquiry. What, do I advocate your worst sunday school nightmare 24/7/365? Of course not. I’m simply saying that the good of science that brought into question the supernaturalist viewpoint of the Church…has in numerous ways ossified into a religious dogma itself, and needs to revisit natural philosophy, the spirit of human psychology and the genuine personal insights of the world’s major Wisdom traditions.
Blind and literalistic faith and the human experience of faith as in confidence enough to hope and look…are two entirely different definitions of the word.