Its what astrotheologists either lack or have too much of.
Logic is like the reasoning behind something, formulated by emotion, thought, an idea, etc. It is a way of thinking that usually comes to terms with rationality and critical thinking, and intellect.
You missed what I was trying to say. Not influenced, but formulated. Well ok that may not be the right choice of words.
Religion is not about logic, at least the belief in God certainly isn't, but nor is not believing in God, because there is nothing to say God doesn't exist.
Logic is in this case paralleled through one's emotion, aka how he/she feels about something. If one sees thrill in believing in God and the hope for heaven after life then it is logical for them (if thats how they feel).
If one sees God as unecessary and perhaps foolish, for the dim witted, then it would be frustrating to believe in God, so you logically choose not to.
Here is a simple definition:The law of non-contradiction. Stick with that one and you should be fine as long as you don't do any heavy lifting and take your vitamins three times a day.
Religion does not intersect science per se, its all a matter of interpretation. It can be read as philosophy presented in the form of parables and dialogue, whatever floats your boat.
The problem here is that you are coming in with an awful lot of dogmatic formulas and beliefs and you don't seem to have ever really examined yourself in a critical way. Whats worse is that you seem very closed to opinions which contradict yours due to how presumptive you are when it comes to the ideas of others. I hope that as you spend time on these forums your ideas will develop and you will find a point at which you can get the most out of your introspections.
Logic can only guarantee the validity of an argument, not the truth of its premises which have entirely different grounds for their being accepted as "true" or as a "fact." Logic is concerned with the structure of the argument, not its contents.
Isn't to say logic is flawed in many aspects analogous to saying that my chair is flawed because it cannot whistle "Dixie" or do card tricks?
Logic has its proper place and function in argumentation and analysis, and if it cannot by its very nature guarantee absolute truth, it can at the very least point out the invalidity of arguments and steer us away from that kind of falsity.
Yes but not all logic is truthful so it is flawed.