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Interesting, but it feels like a dead end. Even if there were "rationally compelling" arguments for the existence of God, would everyone believe or would there still be skeptics?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fides quaerens intellectum, means "faith seeking understanding" or "faith seeking intelligence", is a Latin sentence by Anselm of Canterbury.
Anselm uses this expression for the first time in his Proslogion (I). It articulates the close relationship between faith and human reason.
Anselm of Canterbury states : "Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam, sed credo ut intelligam"[1] ("I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but rather, I believe in order that I may understand").
The sentence represents the theological method stressed by Augustine (354–430) and Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 1109) in which one begins with faith in God and on the basis of that faith moves on to further understanding of Christian truth.[2]


I don't know if Wikipedia has it totally correct, but the idea is there. There’s just no getting around the impossibility of an argument that will totally satisfy, in spite of much (in my opinion) evidence.

And sorry if the quote doesn’t embed correctly. I’m not savvy with this stuff.

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