Listen now (20 mins) | NOTE: THIS EPISODE WAS PUBLISHED BEFORE OUR REBOOT. willwrightcatholic.com is now gooddistinctions.com Are Faith and Reason at Odds? Materialist atheists view the world as being composed of matter, its movements, and modifications, and nothing else. Religious fundamentalists and literalists see the world in a monochromatic view based on the biblical texts (i.e. - seeing Genesis as a literal scientific explanation of the creation of the world). The former seem to embody “reason” and the latter embody “faith.” However, I hope to show that the materialist atheists are not using the gift of reason well nor are the biblical fundamentalists understanding the gift of faith. When held clearly, faith and reason are not opposed to one another. In fact, they are incapable of being at odds, when properly understood.
Hi, Will. I totally agree with your post. In fact, it has been my life's work since 2005. I recently put together a book of essays written by Catholic scholars on the specific areas where science , philosophy, and theology agree in the necessity of a Creator. The book is called God's Grandeur: The Catholic Case for Intelligent Design, and it is published April 18 of this year by Sophia Institute Press. You can go to Godsgrandeur.org for a table of contents and to download the Preface. You can also visit me at anngauger.substack.com. Thanks for what you are doing!