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Miracles are not necessarily a contradiction of nature

One of the oldest conflicts between faith and reason is whether you can believe in miracles and still be considered rational. Miracles are usually seen as contradictions of the laws of nature. But Augustine, one of the great philosophical minds, … Continue reading

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Believing is seeing

St Augustine said ‘Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.’ Another way of putting it is not to say, ‘seeing is believing,’ but rather ‘believing is … Continue reading

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