“We routinely disqualify testimony that would plead for extenuation. That is, we are so persuaded of the rightness of our judgment as to invalidate evidence that does not confirm us in it. Nothing that deserves to be called truth could ever be arrived at by such means” (Marilynne Robinson)
I think this is something that both Christians and Rationalists need to hear. Too often Christians deny scientific fact because it doesn’t fit with their narrow interpretations of Scripture, and too often Rationalists deny spirituality because it doesn’t properly fit into their boxes. We must begin to see that truth is so much deeper and wider than the narrow perspectives of many Christians and Rationalists.