At the outset of McInerny’s opening chapter, he lists three presuppositions that undergird Logic:
1) The discipline presupposes our having a sensitivity to language and a knack for its effective use, for logic and language are inseparable.
2) Logic also presupposes our having a healthy respect for the firm factualness of the world in which we live, for logic is about reality.
3) Finally, being logical presupposes a lively awareness of how the facts that are our ideas related to the facts that are the objects in the world, for logic is about truth. (Emphasis mine).
What i found so fascinating (but not surprising) was how these presuppositions cohered so well with Christian theism. The last two points really struck me.
I would like to see others thoughts here on the implications of #2 & #3. Here are some questions to begin with, since i am eager to learn from others out there:
1) What implications are there for Christians who devalue reason (Both good & bad)?
2) For those of us who do value reason, how does the use of antimony, and appealing to mystery cohere with #2 & #3? Are such devices valid, and to what extent?
3) Since Christians believe that the universe is created and governed by a God of order, are Christians in the best position to reason correctly?