PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Love Activist
 
Comments: 35
Article views: 518
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Love Activist's badges.
 

On logic, reason and religion

21 April 2013, 15:07
I feel compelled to clarify something. Logic is a type of reasoning, dealing with the contents and forms of thinking. While reason is argumentation, judgment, inference, and so on. So a reason can be logical or illogical. reason can also make sense and yet it is not the truth or fact. 

There are also different logic's such as unification logic, formal logic, Hegelian logic, Marxist(dialectical) logic, symbolic logic, and transcendental logic. So when one say you are illogical what do they mean? Which logical method have they used to arrive at that logical conclusion. Religion's dogmas may be illogical but that does not mean that they are false.

People use reason(e.g sense) to counter religion specifically on doctrines, and generally as a movement. They however, do so, usually as a misstep. By that I mean they use science which is highly developed, due to humanities interest on practical life, and science offers that platform because it deals with humans external or physical concerns. Forgetting that humanity with exception of the few throughout history have taken less interest in religious life because it is dealing with intangible causal world and spiritual need, which don't immediately translate to bread and butter interests. As a result the spirituality of mankind has not rapidly developed, particularly in parallel to science. 

As a result many positions or views does not make sense to scientific mind. Explanations of reality by religion tend to conflict with scientific explanations. Hence others boldly state that religion is illogical and science is logical, neglecting the fact that logic is in fact a primary field of philosophy.  

Exposition of Divine Principle state " religion is a method of searching for spiritual knowledge to overcome spiritual ignorance with spiritual truth". I therefore, contend that all religions have logic and illogical elements when examined from all kinds of logical methods mentioned above. Since religion usually focus on the question why; we can surmise that religion deals with purpose, reason, and motivation of and about life. 

Therefore, we can comprehend religion as a field of spiritual reasoning as much as we regard science as a field of material reasoning. Since religion deals with spiritual interest of humanity and science deals with material interest of humanity, we should logical reason that they are correlatives concerning humans existence, relations, and development. This reasoning on religion is logical: religion should offer spiritual reasoning to science, and science should offer material reasoning to religion.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
35 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
fransvisserdsb
Spirit of Ubuntu

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Read more...

1 comments 54 views
Submitted by
Heidi Chester
Holy cow!

There seems to be a growing trend among ex-Christians having turned spiritual or atheist, to Christian-bash.  Read more...

32 comments 330 views
Submitted by
Guy M Artist
Surviving in a tough economy. GPA

In the USA GPA means grade point average, This is the way they decide if you are bright enough to attend college or university. Read more...

1 comments 282 views
Submitted by
Capetowngirl
Language Issues overrated

I am so tired of this “language debate” going on right now. Please understand this, I studied at Stellenbosch University, and I studied in ENGLISH – yes, you read correctly, ENGLISH.  Read more...

4 comments 198 views
Submitted by
Jenjo
Life without sound

The rhythm of life speaks out, Birds chirp I cannot hear, Yet I embrace their spirit...  Read more...

1 comments 51 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
Marriage is a good thing

People get married for love. Also for a sense of security. Also for companionship. Read more...

7 comments 431 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.