Thursday, February 08, 2007

Credo quia absurdum is Not a Jewish Idea

In Latin, the above phrase means "I believe because it is absurd". While I am not an expert in the field of comparative religion , my understanding is that fideism as well, was rejected by some teachings in the Christian world(the quote , incidentally, is based on a misstatement of another one).

I trust readers realize that this idea is not a part of Yahadus either, l'havdil. As the Kuzari states, "Heaven forbid that there should be anything in the Torah to contradict that which is manifest or proved".

There is an interesting discussion going on concerning the nature of emunah on A Simple Jew. It is certainly not the first discussion of such a nature on the Jblogs, but in any event, it is an important topic which we care about as believing Jews. Please direct your comments on the subject to his blog in order to consolidate conversation into one internet location.

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