The Danger of Excessive Logic in Religion

is demonstrated in the Monty Python sketch “How Do You Tell a Witch?

Orthodox aren’t against logic, just its deification (in a bad sense), because ultimately it deifies humanity (again, in the bad sense).

In the West Orthodoxy has a reputation for deifying ancient pagan Greek philosophy. Actually the Orthodox continued the living development of Greek philosophy, and its use as a tool — but only a tool — in Christianity. It’s the West, in its “Rennaissance” skipping over Christian Greek thought and religious experience, that apotheosized ancient pagan Greek philosophy. The Orthodox never had angels dancing on the head of a pin….


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