Couldn’t Pass it Up

RT: internetmonk

p.s. – try to let it be a joke



  1. What the hell is wrong with people? Unfortunately this has been an argument that I have heard on occasion in some of the fellowships of which I have been a part.


  2. Plus, that’s just awful grammar.

    You can’t end a sentence with “has.” Well, except when “has” is the subject, rather than the verb, as displayed in my previous sentence.

    Jeeze, were going to be diagramming sentences next, won’t we?


  3. I don’t think there’s an implied “you” in the subject of that sentence. An implied “you” is like, “Go to the store.” There, the command is for whoever the sentence is directed toward, the implied “you.” One could rephrase it as “You, go to the store,” without losing or changing meaning.

    The sentence on the sign should be either, “Reason is the greatest enemy of faith” or “Faith’s greatest enemy is reason.”

    Wow..are we nerds or what? 😛


  4. i think this conversation about grammar is dividing you two, which is a sin, so we should just all go back to latin (the best of all languages) and forget everything else…including reason… 😉


  5. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt…perhaps they had the resurrection of Christ in mind when they devised the marque message, as that is quite an unreasonable event…


  6. I read the other article you suggest. I have long been aware of the faults of Luther; however, making grave errors in judgment does not render one’s truths ineffectual or false. Were this the case we should all be permanently silenced.

    In regards to the statement (having not read the context in which Luther used it) I see the point. I do feel that reason is an enemy of faith.

    Too often we equate reason with intelligence, academics, and learning, as it well can intend–particular in a Kantian sense of things. However, reason can also be referring to one’s mental perception of the physical realm. In that sense, reason can be contra faith.

    Faith demands some degree of suspension of reason. As stated above, the mere belief in God is quite unreasonable. I have yet to meet a person who has seen God. I haven’t. Despite observing the elements of creation as a revelation of His existence, I still must suspend my reason. Belief in the Real Presence necessitates a faith that temporarily abandons reason. Yes, reason may have been involved in arriving to a belief in the real presence through study of scripture and church tradition, but when actually approaching the Eucharist, were one to rely on rational empirical thought, they could only come to the conclusion that they are eating bread, and bread alone.

    All that to say, as Hebrews 11:1 suggests, faith is belief in things unseen…to some extent, belief in the unbelievable. I do see how mere reason can be an adversary.


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