In his recent book…Worshipping the State…Prof. Benjamin Wiker writes…
“Ask yourself this: where in the Bible, where in the history of Israel so completely defined by the law, where in God’s continual anger at Israel for mixing themselves up in the alien religion of the Canaanites, where in the words of Christ who claimed he was the Way, the Truth, and the Life, where in the words of St. Paul who railed against tampering with the doctrines about Christ, where in the first seven centuries of the church carefully and painfully hammering out the details of the doctrines about Jesus and the Holy Trinity, where among Christians who believed that Scripture is God’s Holy Revealed Word–where in all this would you possibly derive the notion that somehow the goal of Christianity was to inculcate the principle that each person has the right to believe anything he wants?”
If faith is irrational…the obvious answer…yeh sure…just keep it to yerself.
If faith is based on overarching reality…then obviously it is important that human faith be directed.