“The Christian faith does not call for us to put our minds on the shelf, to fly in the face of common sense and history, or to make a leap of faith into the dark. The rational person, fully apprised of the evidence, can confidently believe…” –William Lane Craig
What is faith exactly? Is it unyielding belief in the absurd as Richard Dawkins has suggested? Is it trust in propositions that exist in contradiction to reality? Or is faith something else? Could it be possible that faith is reasonable, even logical?
We all put our faith in a certain ideology. An atheist puts his or her faith in naturalistic conclusions, the belief that all things can be explained through natural means. Is that a scientific conclusion, or a belief structure? A Christian puts his or her faith in conclusions based on theological constructs of reality. Is that entirely unscientific, or reasonable faith?