The fact everyone considers fideism (blind faith, or the idea that your faith in God cannot be founded in reason) to be the only form of faith is unfortunate. The media portrays faith to be like this. 99% of Christians only know of their faith as something they feel to be true, with no good reason to believe it outside of “they think it’s true.”

This drives away so many intelligent and critical thinking people who would otherwise be powerful voices for the church, because they don’t want to ground their lives on a feeling. On something they must merely accept. This is hardly a wrong attitude. There is so much logic in believing in God, and in particular the God of Christianity.

  • Something cannot come out of nothing. A pre-existing something must have made the universe/multiverse. It must be an entity with a will, not a mechanical force. (Kalam cosmological argument)
  • The odds of our universe being so precisely constructed to allow for human life are too great to be called chance or necessity. Design is the only good explanation. (Teleological argument)
  • Morality, if you consider it real, cannot be something made by humans. There must be an external moral law giver. (Moral argument)
  • If it’s possible that a maximally great being can exist, then it does. (Ontological argument)
  • We have concrete records of men claiming to have personally saw Jesus rise from the dead to the point their lives were radically transformed and even martyred for it. (Resurrection argument)
  • We have historians talking about Jesus as a historical figure (Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny, Lucius of Samosata)
  • And other arguments not listed here (see: St. Thomas Aquinas and CS Lewis)

Faith doesn’t need to be “oh I dunno I just see the world and think gosh, there must be a god!” You can actually think about it and say “it makes a lot of philosophical, scientific, and historical sense to believe in God and Jesus.” The latter is often looked down as not being “real faith,” and that is a damned shame.