“But everyone knows faith is what you aren’t sure about,” the man said. “So how can you be sure of your salvation if it’s based on faith?”
The man thought his view of faith and reason was common sense.
Much of what passes for common sense today is often just the trickled-down opinions of a dead philosopher. And unless you’re a student of intellectual history, you probably won’t recognize it.
Over the centuries, philosophers and theologians have characterized faith and reason in different ways. Here are just some of the options: