Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Quote of the Day.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." --Galileo Gailiei

I'm always bewildered and perplexed when theists claim that 'god is outside of reason'. If he is, why did he create it? If there be a God, he facilitate a world functioning solely on reason. Think about it. It is the driving force behind every decision. Without reason you would have the mind of a new-born infant, unable to differentiate apples from algebra from axles from alligators. Reason, logic, sense, intellect: they are why humans function beyond the impulses of animals. So if there be a God, why create an entire world trembling on the axiom of reason, then expect human beings to forgo that same axiom when it comes to his existence? Seems a bit unreasonable to me.