A couple of interesting things. First, a dear friend sent me an email the other day, with this quote:
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth -- in a word, to know himself -- so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3;Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2)."It's from Pope John Paul II's 1998 encyclical, Fides et Ratio. Beautiful, isn't it? Something to contemplate in this Advent season.
The other interesting thing is here, via Drudge yesterday. It's a case study of the above point: a leading atheist, who spent his life trying to prove the non-existence of God, has decided that the evidence points the other way. He now says that there is, in fact, a God. I don't think he's found the fullness of truth yet, but he's on the right path -- and none too soon. He's 81 years old. You don't suppose he's just going with Pascal's wager, do you?