Factless faith

[A] faith that will not account for half of the facts or even more is actually, in essence, a kind of refusal of faith, or at least, a very profound form of skepticism that fears faith will not be big enough to cope with reality. … [T]rue believing means looking the whole of reality in the face, unafraid and with an open heart, even if it goes against the picture of faith that, for whatever reason, we make for ourselves.

Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, in 1964, quoted (second-hand) by Rod Dreher in connection with Christians denying the seriousness of the coronavirus problem.

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