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As intellect increases faith decreases?

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Re: As intellect increases faith decreases?

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Chris is right that intelligence is not really compatible with belief in supernaturalism, because mind relies on evidence whereas the 'supernatural' lacks evidence and is a throwback to pre-modern magical thinking which deserves to be eliminated from respectable thought. However, it is possible to have a completely natural faith in God, radically extruding any element of supernaturalism. God can be natural, in the sense of Spinoza's equation between God and nature. So, the need is to separate out 'faith' and 'supernaturalism', keeping the former while rejecting the latter. I just argued somewhat along these lines that faith is central to ethics in a sermon you can find on 20 November at \www.kippax.com.au,">www.kippax.com.au, although surrounded with religious language to avoid startling the pious. yours in total cluelossity
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