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On The Road To Perfection
Episode 148: Faith And Reason

Faith and Reason do not conflict – in fact, they MUST co-mingle in and infuse our daily lives. This week Beth and Kristofer discuss a topic on which they should be called experts. For many years they have catechized us, adults, elementary, middle-school, high school, and college youth on this topic that some of the greatest minds have never been able to wrap their heads around. Beth and Kristofer give us the Church’s response to Nietzsche, Hawking, Russell, and many other’s in their down-to-earth well-reasoned manner, that will help you declare and be confident in your reasoned and reasonable faith! As Kristofer says, the resurrection happened. It’s a reality LOTS of people saw. It takes reason to explain it. Faith and Reason go hand-in-hand, and this episode laser-focuses on that reality.

Beth and Kristofer discuss Faith and Reason in the daily life of Americans in particular, using the topics of abortion, loving your neighbor, and what an informed conscience truly is. They even cover the Golden Rule – from a Christina perspective and the satanic perspective! Plus, the unreasonable idea of being baptized again, and how Jesus took care of that – reasonably!

Kristofer reminds us why we believe in the Creed, the prayer we recite at every Mass. But we can’t forget that we can’t have blind faith, as Beth and Kristofer put it succinctly, without Reason, there can be no Faith!


Pope Saint John Paul II’s quote from Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason):

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.”

Our FAR OUT (Faith And Reason, Outdoor Unity Tour) Retreat for middle school students is great for young people before they are put headfirst into the morally dubious institution know as High School. It prepares them to defend their faith on the basis of reason, and gives them an opportunity to explore God’s great Earth at the same time, God Willing, FAR OUT IV will be next year!

Some items on our site that will help in understanding this topic:

PAGE: What is Pentecost?
PAGE: Spirit In Life – Exploring The Holy Spirit – A Video Series
Podcast Episode: Why Do We Believe In and Follow Church Teaching? – Episode 147
Podcast Episode: What is Lent? – Episode 81
Podcast Episode: Caring For Our Earthly Home – Episode 95
Podcast Episode: Giving Back – Episode 127
Podcast Episode: Lust And Love – Episode 133
Podcast Episode: That’s The Resurrection We Believe In – Episode 143