How Do We Explain Truth?

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Truth is simply a true perspective, or a true picture in all proper proportions, of what exists.
– Gordon C. Olson

Truth reveals reality, and reality can be described as what we humans run into when we are wrong, a collision in which we always lose.
– Dallas Willard

There is nothing more necessary than truth, in comparison with it, everything else has only secondary value.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

If you shut up truth and bury it underground, it will but grow.
– Emile Zola

Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.
– Winston Churchill

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
– Flannery O’Connor

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
– Miyamoto Musashi

A writer who says there are no truths, or that all truth is “merely relative” is asking you not to believe in him. So don’t.
– Roger Scruton

God’s truth is not simply one among many perspectives, but the truth about each and all perspectives.
– Miroslav Volf

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
– Blaise Pascal

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
– C. S. Lewis

Those who seek the Truth, seek God, even without knowing it
– Edith Stein

Everyone that is of the truth hears My Voice.
– Jesus Christ

Christ likes us to prefer truth to him because before being Christ, he is truth. If one turns aside from him to go toward truth, one will not go far before falling into his arms.
– Simone Weil

How Do We Explain Faith And Reason?

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Creation is too large to be contained in the tight fist of reason.
– Marilynne Robinson

Reason is no substitute for faith, as colour is not substitute for sound.
– Nicolás Gómez Dávila

God does not expect us to submit our faith to Him without reason, but the very limits of our reason make faith a necessity.
– Augustine

Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.
– G. K. Chesterton,
Orthodoxy

Religious faith is not a rebellion against reason, but a legitimate and necessary revolt against the imprisonment of humanity within the cold walls of a rationalist dogmatism. The Christian faith declares that there is more to reality than reason discloses – not contradicting reason, but simply transcending it, and escaping from its limitations.
– Alister McGrath

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.
― Blaise Pascal

The God of Captivating Goodness

blaise-pascalThe God of Christians is a God of love and comfort, a God who fills the soul and heart of those whom he possesses, a God who makes them conscious of their inward wretchedness, and his infinite mercy; who unites himself to their inmost soul, who fills it with humility and joy, with confidence and love, who renders them incapable of any other end than himself.

–Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662)
French mathematician and Christian philosopher