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“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.

To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
Thomas Aquinas

There are good and bad things about quotes or sayings. In an attempt to make a point in as few words as possible, we can end up being not so accurate. I like this quote from Aquinas, yet it could give a wrong impression. As I’ve blogged on previously, faith is not without reason nor is faith irrational. Yet, faith by its very nature, implies some uncertainty. And viewing this quote from that perspective, it makes a great point.

However, we can drift into polarizing extremes. Such as an unhealthy blind faith that never questions or thinks…or a perpetual skepticism that refuses to believe until any and all questions are answered. I definitely don’t think Aquinas is encouraging either of those extremes, but just making a good point about the role of faith. Anyone else have any thoughts?