Episode 146 – Rationality: What made the West a thinking civilization?
The scientific, technological, military, and economic success of the West came from the fact that it became a thinking civilization.Where did this confidence in reason, thought, logic, and the mind come from? For Christians, the ultimate reality behind the universe was the rational Word (logos) of a personal God. Rationality is part of the nature of God.When you reject the belief in a rational Creator you undermine the pillars of reason. You inevitably slide from reason, to skepticism and then to mysticism. The result is the irrational mess we are witnessing in America today. The solution is a return to the God of the Bible.
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