reason is a whore

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“Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.” – Martin Luther

Martin Luther didn’t have much good to say about reason.  He likened reason to the Devil’s bride, a “pretty whore” that comes in and thinks she’s wise in what she says and that her words come from Providence.  And indeed we treat reason like a whore using her to support our twisted logic and bolster our world view.

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Anndi
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This is the kind of post that makes me want to sit down with you over tea and have a very long conversation. I never know what to expect from you.

Very few people are coherent in their reasoning, and flutter like butterflies from one end of a spectrum to the next in order to make a point… What they fail to see is that the observant person notices discrepancies..

Now you’ve got me thinking…

Tisha
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no hard stone facts for me…it could very well that you Clay and Anndi are a creation of my imaginative and fertile mind! ummm xox

Anndi
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Clay dear.. I don’t know if we can, but it would be a joy to try and find out!

Tisha.. Oh we’re real flesh and bone darling! 😉

Anndi
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So.. how do I convince you I’m real? hmmmmmmmmm?

Tisha
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of course mr lowe and there’s nothing to say that i am not this very moment in your psyche manipulating your dreams

Tisha
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you got it!

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