contrary to reason

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Consider, then, Anselmo my friend, that Camilla is a diamond of the finest quality as well in thy estimation as in that of others, and that it is contrary to reason to expose her to the risk of being broken; for if she remains intact she cannot rise to a higher value than she now possesses; and if she give way and be unable to resist, bethink thee now how thou wilt be deprived of her, and with what good reason thou wilt complain of thyself for having been the cause of her ruin and thine own.
That being so, it's contrary to reason and common sense for me to sell out my passage.
This propaganda is contrary to reason, as the airstrip in Pagak can only serve small aircraft like a Caravan Plane (nine passengers), or a Dash-8 Plane (fifty passengers)," he added.
The laws of the land are contrary to reason and in denial of welfare and the owners of profit centers are firm in their saddle to prevent any disturbance of the status quo.
The idea that you can take something cheap and readily available and immediately convert it to a muscle that gives wonderful performance is contrary to reason.
There is no moral precept or dictate about what a person ought to do, the rejection of which is necessarily contrary to reason.
Contrary to reason, perhaps, there is some joy under all of this for me.
It is said that faith is contrary to reason and is based on blind acceptance of dogmas which cannot stand the scrutiny of reason.
In conceiving a way to best express the idea that even a murderer can come full circle and see the light of the sun in a sky without any sun, O'Connor found a happy solution in the paradox, in language contrary to reason yet evocative of the truth.
If that were not the case, we would have to assume that what is morally true in one realm is untrue in the other, which is contrary to reason.
This notion is grounded in the essence of political correctness, which is that all viewpoints, no matter how outlandish or otherwise contrary to reason, are entitled to the same weight and credibility and that no statement of policy, whether grounded in the tradition of 230 years of American jurisprudence or dreamed up by some "cultural studies" professor at Stanford in the last 20 minutes, is really superior to any other.
Indeed, as Pope Benedict XVI reiterated in his now famous lecture at the University of Regensburg, faith is not contrary to reason as both are needed to comprehend divine truth.