Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Paradoxes and logical contradictions"

"One can ask questions--all kinds of questions-- without those questions undermining one's faith.

I was once a student of mathematics.

I know about so many unanswered problems and so many paradoxes and so many logical contradictions.

Do these things undermine my belief or understanding of mathematics?

Not at all."

--Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From a lecture by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz delivered in New York City