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The most misunderstood word in religion is "faith." Faith is not a call to belief in superstition.
We should love science, but not scientism — the mistaken belief that knowledge can only come from scientific inquiry. God cannot be sought in an empirical or scientific way.
Literature, philosophy, and religion are other ways that we can gain knowledge about reality and the human condition.
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About Bishop Barron: BishopRobertBarron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America (1982) and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris (1992). He has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. His website, WordOnFire.org, has reached over 3.8 million people and his weekly YouTube videos have been viewed over nine million times. His pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, to describe him as “one of the Church’s best messengers.”
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