Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
A holy curiosity. This apt description highlights the importance of questioning, of “looking into” the ideas and structures that one encounters. Of course, constant and continuous questioning poses the threat of Hydra, and at least two questions spring up for every one that is answered. Ultimately, then, one is led to ask, “Where does it end? Is there an ultimate basis for knowledge?”
And here, indeed, is the intersection of faith and reason, for faith locates and grounds the questions that are themselves the tools of reason. Having said that, it is a well-known fact at UD that there is no contradiction between faith and reason, and the questions generated by man’s reasoning capacities will not result in answers that contradict Truth.
Thus, I urge you to exercise your reason to the utmost, questioning and logically assessing new ideas and opinions that are presented to you. For it is in such questioning that one experiences the awe of those mysteries of eternity and of life.
So I repeat once more: “Never lose a holy curiosity.”