This-Worldly Success of Faith-Driven People
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 31 July 2011, Question 3
I answered a question on this-worldly success of faith-driven people on Philosophy in Action Radio on 31 July 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Why do some people of faith survive and even flourish? If reason is required for life, and faith abdicates reason, then how can anyone who has faith live and prosper? In particular, how do some devoutly religious people manage to be so productive and creative in business?
My Answer, In Brief: Christians today are not ideologically consistent: they're not fully driven by faith. Instead, they are compartmentalized – and that explains the success of some of them.
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