“Faith does not shackle the creative imagination, neither does it maintain an unreasoning prejudice toward the discoveries of scientific investigation.” [UB 1115:01]
Thought Adjuster: “Let us talk about Faith. To many of you, it has become a concept in need of a course correction—be it the ‘blind faith’ exhibited by the gullible ones, or the ‘blinding faith’ that drives all types of overzealous and fanatical ‘crusaders’, whose intolerant behavior clashes with the universal Golden Rule standards.
“When the Father conceived your physical body, He did it in such a way as to render it fully interactive with the material reality it lives in. He equipped you with the sense of vision so that you could safely explore your environment. Why then would He demand blind faith of you? Such a faith is fraught with dangers, as it leads you to invest your trust without the safeguard of reason and common sense.
“If your faith leads you to embrace a belief system without questioning its soundness, it is foolish—at the Antipode of the intelligent and wise faith taught and exemplified by Jesus, a faith that integrated the many facets of the human experience to successfully lead toward Godlikeness.
“Faith has to be compatible with science, as they both need to rely on Truth. Truth is not discriminative or compartmentalized. What I mean by that is that Truth is compatible with everything and anything that has been divinely created or conceived. The discovery of truth is the common objective of the Arts of Science and Philosophy. If you follow the leadings of Truth, it will unfailingly lead you straight to the Divine. Ponder this for a moment.
“Indeed, the Father is all about Truth and nothing but the Truth. He is your final destination and in order to get there, you have to become beings of personal integrity, skilled at identifying the truth crumbs placed along your path. It is appropriate to invest your faith in such an endeavor, knowing that it rests on the solid foundation of truth—what Jesus meant when He said: “Follow Me; I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
“Again, do not be naive. Use your God-given smarts to put your beliefs to the test. If they pass such a thorough testing, then can you embrace them in faith, knowing that they will indeed safely take you to your intended destination.”