Philosophy And Revelation-Reason And Faith

Revelation vs. philosophy: faith vs. reason

Revelation can be identified as belief in that a metaphysical finality that communicates its existence to humans, with belief systems, codes of morality and laws governing human actions.

Philosophy can be identified as reasoning into what is perceptible to conclude what is intelligible.

Nothing is far more hazardous and more fragile and illusive than definitions and identifications, specifically in abstractions and notions. But here we attempt the impossible to have an approximation of and notion logical conception of points that cannot be defined, in order to localize the field of our focus of study. What is revealed can not be perceived neither scientifically nor conceptually, but only a mirage image of what can be the case. The identical thing applies to philo.

If the former deals with what is thought to be communicated between the metaphysical aspect and the human 1, in either case we can’t identify either, for what is metaphysical and what is human! Then the second deals with the human and with the tool of reason namely the human mind. Here too we can’t identify what is the mind and what is reason. No one can tell what reason is, how does it take location, its mechanism, its origin and what does it represent and what for, especially who made it what it is?

Enigmas that lead to nothing but to utter conjecture.

But, at the surface of it and in the most artificial dimension of its perspective, nothing valid or true about it, revelation is what is assumed to be proclaimed in the scriptures of belief systems, namely religions.

The Old testament, David’s Psalms, the Gospel and the Qur’an are regarded as by the faithful as coming from a metaphysical source. So it is a human belief program to describe mentally an additional physical communication of thoughts and tips. On the other hand, Philosophy is the human reasoning facing the world, itself included. It is ideational reactions to the perceptible and the intelligible.

Both, at best, may well deal with conceptual frameworks to make the perceptible understandable and comprehensible. Nothing is more uncertain. For objects, whether or not sensible or intelligible are still unknown in its presence, its origin, in its structure and in its finality, specifically who put it there. If man did not then is it auto-made or is there somebody who has done the job? Total impenetrable mysteries and enigmas that need still to be elaborated and unveiled.

On the most ontological superficial level revelation and philosophy may possibly coincide or may possibly stand in complete opposition to one an additional, although searching at the object. The same object (e.g. the universe) looked upon by two philosophers may possibly lead either one of them in the opposite direction namely either belief or disbelief.

Even though revelation deals with the metaphysical aspect of explanation, philosophy deals with the human reasoning into explanation. Here, revelation is supposed to be additional human in origin while philosophy is purely human, for whatever human may possibly mean.

Revelation, to be optimist reveals the divine perspective of points with regards to explanations, the universe, creation, trigger, effect, life and death, dimensions of life and the finality of things. In other terms who does what, who originates and who controls and unto whom is the return of all, namely God. Philosophy, searching for truth and reality  (representing wisdom as the ultimate objective), delivers human explanations, and may well or may not conclude the exact same things as revelation.

In fact it may quite well go totally against the grain of revelation and in the opposite direction altogether and deny and reject the concept of God, as in Nietzsche, Hobbes, Sartre and Russell.

Or, indeed may possibly go with the grain of revelation and accord harmoniously with it, as in Aristotle, Kant, Leibniz and Kant.

And we, typical human beings, like the rest of our wretched flock of the human species wonder just like all philosophers and scientists whether or not which way to go, no matter whether to follow the path of revelation or that of a specific philosophy. We have the option between revelation and philosophy.

Our problematic is to marry reason with revelation, but if the marriage is unsuccessful we have one option to turn in the direction of belief and faith. Those who do not have the freedom and proper to. But revelation promises reward and punishment although philosophy does not, so every one of us may possibly decide on between either way, keeping his value and dignity and also suffering the consequences if the revelation is true and philosophy is not.

No matter whether wisdom is identifying God, then it falls then into the perspective of the two perspectives, revelation and philosophy, with the exceptions that prove the rule.

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