Re: virus: Religion, Zen, post-structuralism, and the failure of , logic

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 13:18:38 -0700 (PDT)

Oh, God! Now they've got me pulled into this!!! (Oh, wait, I forgot, I
*started* all this way back when.)

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> No, I don't. I consider irrationality to be the antonym of rationality
> and I consider faith to be irrational. It is not the only way to be
> irrational so it is not the opposite of rationality.

Okay, just for me, why is faith irrational, again? Can you, David,
conceive of a faith that is not irrational?

(Let me try: You're told you have a terminal disease without cure. It is
irrational to believe you will live. Those who believe they will live
have an increased chance of survival. Is it not the rational choice to
have *faith* that you will live?)

-Prof. Tim