John 20: 24-29
24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when
25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he
said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my
finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with
them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said,
“Peace to you!”
27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands;
and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving,
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
I think that Christians would have found supoort in Plato, who is repeatedly
decrying the senses for providing false information. Plato is fond of
observing that the submerged half of an oar does not look connected to the
half above the water. Reason, however, bids us so believe what we do not
see, i.e., that the submerged half is connected to the rest of the oar.
W. Broaddus" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: f2nd try, aith and the senses,
>Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:08:39 -0700
>I think I have sent an incomplete query to the list. Let me try again.
>Redcrosse's abandonment of Una is typically understood as a failure of
>faith caused by a dependence on his senses.
>My question: is there a scriptural equivalent?
>Christians are asked in different ways have faith and not believe what
>ordinary experience tells them. But is there an occasion in the Bible in
>which one's faith is supposed to override what is presented to one's
>I hope I haven't revealed complete, overwhelming ignorance.
>James W. Broaddus
>Emeritus, Ind. State.
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