"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 Galilei

I don't believe that this is a quote that can readily be overlooked. Indeed, if there is a god, and he created us in his image, then wouldn't he use his intellect, reason, and continuing knowledge to question himself as the great french philosopher Descartes did when he wrote,"I think, therefore I am."? Why shall we ever believe in something so profound as to never question it, and to blindly follow it with such fervor?

It is too easy to speak of such things with confidence on an atheistic website. But I believe religious people, any thinking theologian, should ask themselves these rightfully asked questions.

Views: 43

Tags: Galileo, creation, god, intellect, knowledge, reason

Comment by Mark Say on October 2, 2012 at 1:04pm

I suppose he would be entitled to the same let-off that Sartre provided for all of us: "To do is to be." 

marksaywriter.com

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

Socratic Method

Started by Michael in Ethics & Morals. Last reply by onyango makagutu 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Babies Are Not Born Atheists

Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by archaeopteryx 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Gideons International

Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by _Robert_ 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

Draw Muhhamed day was yesterday Bring out your drawings

Started by ThyPlagueDoctor in Small Talk. Last reply by ThyPlagueDoctor 13 hours ago. 7 Replies

Events

Blog Posts

YES

Posted by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on May 23, 2015 at 5:00pm 9 Comments

The Purpose of Atheism

Posted by Pope Beanie on May 22, 2015 at 8:35pm 3 Comments

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service