Two quotes, EXACTLY the same point:

The godly base their confidence on two truths: 1) “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16); and 2) an elementary rule of Scripture is that God has deliberately included seeming contradictions in His Word to “snare” the proud. He has “hidden” things from the “wise and prudent” and “revealed them to babes” (Luke 10:21), purposely choosing foolish things to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27).

http://www.christiananswers.net/q-comfort/contradictions-bible.html

If you get caught at some crucial point and
somebody tells you that your doctrine doesn’t make sense—you’re ready for
him. You tell him that there’s something above sense. That here he must not
try to think, he must feel. He must believe. Suspend reason and you play it
deuces wild. Anything goes in any manner you wish whenever you need it.
You’ve got him. Can you rule a thinking man? We don’t want any thinking
men. ...

Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

’nuff said, really.

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