Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Would you consider the possibility that the apprehension/acquisition of any truth may involve a gradual or sudden 'letting go' of the cultural biase, truth mixed with error and outright falsehood cruthes we've held onto for decades if not since childhood? Einstein's brilliant intellect went as far as it could go with empiricism and rationalism... and th ...[text shortened]... the truth (which remains man's primary desire) more graphically. That's all.
Well, I don't know Bobby. You see, my issue is with the terms, words and phrases you have been using. In your OP you said "If we think of grasping truth...", and in the post above you're suggesting that a "leap of faith" and "bungee jumping" are synonymous terms for describing the event of realising truth, whether gradual or sudden.
My point will be difficult to make. I don't wish to be contradictory or argumentative, but such analogies as leaps of faith and bungee jumping, in my opinion, are arbitrary when facing the truth, and have only humanistic relevance with little or no scriptural support. In fact, the bible teaches that we are to be "transformed by the renewing of our minds". And while that transformation may be gradual at times and sudden at others, the process is facilitated by the Word of God.
"Letting go" of cultural biases, errors and falsehoods can only be legitimately accomplished in the believer, and only with the Word of God as one absorbs it into one's inner man. A "leap of faith" is suggestive of a dive into the unknown. I don't believe the idea exists within the scripture. Faith is trusting in what God has said. The believer, imbued with the Holy Spirit, is empowered by God's truth(Word), and is subsequently able to discern the difference between error and truth. Not necessarily all at once all the time, but certainly gradually through a life time.
Whether I'm right or wrong, I say this because of the context of this forum, and in keeping with my understanding of the topic. Which isn't much.