Chatpilot, my friend, you're with it whilst that theologian Alister Earl McGrath claims that Dawkins use of the word as we two use is idiosyncratic; I'm surprise that he didn't claim a straw man! No, faith is indeed blind and deaf! Doesn't it jerk him around when people say just have faith if one cannot fathom the ways of the Ground of Being or what most people see as Sky Pappy!
Sure, Aquinas does make the distinction betwixt faith in the Trinity as knowledge in the case of Yahweh. However, that won' t escape our skeptical approach. What do you and others say about this one point?
My friend Articulett notes that faith begs the question. And I ever state that faith is the we just say so of credulity! And furthermore, as Sydney Hook notes, science is acquired knowledge whilst faith begs the question thereof. A triple whammy,eh?
Yea, some supernaturalists do like John Hick and Alvin Plantinga acknowledge that the arguments for Him aren't probative but merely suggestive, others the arguments carry great weight and other who like Soren Kierkegaard claim that those arguments are idolatrous, blaspheming Him.
I find all faith blaspheming reason.
Reason removes mountains of ignorance whilst faith rests on the argument from ignorance1 Oh, a fourth whammy,eh?
Chatpilot, thank you! I invite you to be co-owner of this or one of my other blogs!
Yes, I was born for retirement!