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Lola has no paralysis of her logical reasoning in wanting treats or cheese! (Photo by me)

Buddhism Day by Day: Religious Faith Isn’t Opposition of Reason or a Paralysis of Logical Reasoning

“Many today regard any kind of belief — and religious faith, in particular — as somehow in opposition of reason or at the very least as a sort of paralysis of the faculty of reason. There are, indeed, fanatical religions in which faith opposes reason. But it is erroneous leap of logic to assume on the basis, and without any evidence, that all religions are so. That itself is irrational and can be characterized as a kind of blind faith in its own right.”

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.

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