Faith and reason—for some of us they go together like bagels and cream cheese, peanut butter and jelly, Scully and Mulder.
For others they seem to behave more like oil and water.
What are these two components of the human psyche? Our writers give their thoughts in these pages.
“Between scientists and the followers of religion there has always been controversy and strife for the reason that the latter have proclaimed religion superior in authority to science and considered scientific announcement opposed to the teachings of religion. Bahá’u’lláh declared that religion is in complete harmony with science and reason. If religious belief and doctrine is at variance with reason, it proceeds from the limited mind of man and not from God; therefore, it is unworthy of belief and not deserving of attention; the heart finds no rest in it, and real faith is impossible.” — (Abdu’l-Bahá, from a talk given 14 July 1912, New York, NY)