[quote=dennisknapp]So, you are reasoning about phenomena and noumena to come to your conclusions about phenomena and noumena. Therefore, you are proving the need for reason and logic in regards to faith.
Reason is the foundation we have to go on. But, it’s only the beginning. We then frame everything in. We proceed to put up walls and install windows to see out of. There’s nothing wrong with reason. There’s everything wrong with stopping there and assuming the whole house consists of the foundation only - with what is concrete and can be experienced by our faculties.
Reason gets you on the path to understanding. But the path of understanding involves concepts, ideas and unexplainable occurrences. We use reason and concepts to understand the things around us and the things we experience. That doesn’t mean that those reasonings and concepts are the truth. It means they help us understand the truth. Reasoning is a tool that we humans have to use.
We use comparisons everyday. I could say my neighbor’s house is a pretty blue, like the feathers of a Bluejay. Is my neighbor’s house and a Bluejay the same reality? No. But, we use analogies and comparisons in order to convey truth. I’m saying that we use phrases such as “God’s hands grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and I felt afraid”. Now, does God have hands? No. This would be using anthropomorphic terms to relay a meaning.
Just some thoughts.