Quote of the Day: Martin Luther

Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but — more frequently than not — struggles against the divine word, treating with contempt all things that emanate from God.” — Martin Luther

On at least this point, I can mostly agree with Martin Luther, one of the founders of Protestantism. Of course, I don’t think anything actually emanates from God, because I don’t believe in God, but I would agree that reason treats with suspicion all things that theologians claim emanate from God. As it should. More pertinently, he’s right that reason is the greatest enemy faith has — even if he means this as lamentation, while I see it as praise.

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