Are Human Beings Rational?

Sep 04, 2019

We live at a time where our culture seems to value scientific rationalism on the one hand, but believes truth is relative and prizes individual autonomy—even if irrational—above all else. Which is it? Are human beings ultimately nothing more than a “thinking being”? Is human nature controlled exclusively by survival instinct? And where does this leave us when we think about faith in God? This week, Vince and Jo discuss the nature of man, faith, rationality, and intuition, providing some helpful ways to think about an issue that often feels like a binary choice between faith and reason.

Question Asked in This Episode:
“Is man rational?”

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