Irrationalism and Its Consequences in Religion

Merlina Pograzha Koseni, Rudina Hoxha

Abstract


According to irrationalist philosophers we can not achieve God knowledge in a rational way through experience. Human knowledge has its value but it can not be limited by scientific methods. Human reason is unable to achieve the knowledge of the truth and objective metaphysical principles. Modern thought pretend that God can be known only with irrational methods, which are expressed with the will to believe in God existence and in a personal religion experience. God idea is never objective and transcendental, but always subjective and immanent. Reason is not important in the searching of god. Belief discovers what the reason can not understand. In this paper we will deal with the consequences of irrationalism in religion. On one hand irrationalism preserves religion from rational attacks, as something that goes beyond what may be known rationally, on the other “irrationalism” it is equally dangerous for the catholic faith as rationalism may be. (Berkower, 2007). It is known that the irrationalist uncertainity is against the guarantee of the catholic faith. Rationalism is not the only enemy of faith: irrationalism is an enemy, too. For this reason faith has built a new relationship of belief with reason. Irrationalism is the inevitable consequence of the supremacy of reason that brought with it human loss in the relationship with itself, with the others and in the moral sphere until any religious feeling get lost as an opening to transcendence. This is human progress. Soul sinks; culture pauperizes getting unified in all societies; costumes degrade and human being loses its difference with animals.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n3s1p358


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