Engineering Mechanics , Dynamics - Si Version

Engineering Mechanics , Dynamics - Si Version

by CTI Reviews, Meriam Meriam

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ISBN-13: 9781467268929
Publisher: Cram101
Publication date: 10/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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Pages: 27
File size: 451 KB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These irrational fluctuations in belief are not perculiar to religious belief. They are happening about all our beliefs all day long. Haven't you noticed it with our thoughts about the war? Some days, of course, there is really good or really bad news, which gives us rational grounds for increased optimism or pessimism. But everyone must have experienced days in which we are caught up in a great wave of confidence of down into a trough of anxiety though there are no new grounds either for the one or the other. Of course, once the mood is on us, we find reasons soon enough. We say that we've been 'thinking it over': but it is pretty plain that the mood has created the reasons and not visa versa. But there are examples closer to the Christian problemeven than these. There are things, say in learning to swim or climb, which look dangeroud and aren't. Your instructor tells you it's safe. You have good reason from past experience to trust him. Perhaps you can even see for yourself, by your own reason, that it is safe. But the crucial question is, will you be able to go on believing this when you actually see the cliff edge below you or actually feel yourself unsupported in water? You will have no rational grounds for disbelieving. It is your senses and your imagination that are going to attack belief. Here, as in the New Testiment, the conflict is not between faith and reason but between faith and sight. We can face things which we know to be dangerous if they dont look or sound too dangerous; our real trouble is often with things we know to be safe but which look dreadful. Our faith in Christ wavers not so much when real arguments come against it as when it looks improbable- when the whole world takes on that desolate look which really tells us much more about the state of our passions and even our digestion than about reality.