When we use reason and rationality in our daily lives for everything, why then we cannot use reason to understand the intricacies of religion and the very existence of God? It is illogical that God gave us brain and then asks us not to use it.
Albert Einstein said, “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”
Andrew Conway Ivy stresses the importance of reason over blind faith. He writes, “One should never retreat from reason. One should use reason, and use it accurately and aggressively. A faith which is not preceded by reason is a weak faith and is vulnerable to devastating attack and to subversion. Religious faith not based on reason breeds bad character and bad conduct.”