. . . The question concerning how a revelation can be accepted as from the Lord based on so-called blind faith? I believe divine revelation has to be accepted as from the Lord prior to reason, empiricism, logic, etc.. That being the case, the human mind possesses a mechanism to separate absolute from relative such that the mind that's receptive to the Lord is able to abandon the normal, carnal, way of thinking (evaluate then decide), and accept the absolute without first evaluating it with the tools of the carnal (natural) mind. The mind receptive to the Lord then attempts to put the absolute revelation into relative language to better understand it, share it, explain it, or defend it.
The unrighteous man/mind can't accept a revelation until it's evaluated by carnal means. And for that reason, the carnal mind, the unrighteous mind, will forever be oblivious to the true revelation of God. In drawing back to strike the dumb believer the unrighteous man pokes himself in the eye and is blinded on the right side so that carnal thought is all that's left.
But, I suppose, if at the time of its release the soul is tainted and impure, because it has always associated with the body and cared for it and loved it, and has been so beguiled by the body and its passions and pleasures that nothing seems real to it but those physical things which can be touched and seen and eaten and drunk and used for sexual enjoyment, and if it is accustomed to hate and fear and avoid what is invisible and hidden from our eyes, but intelligible and comprehensible by philosophy -- if the soul is in this state, do you think that it will escape independent and uncontaminated . . . It is indeed no trifling task, but very difficult to realize that there is in every soul an organ or instrument of knowledge that is purified and kindled afresh by such studies when it has been destroyed and blinded by our ordinary pursuits, a faculty whose preservation outweighs ten thousand eyes, for by it only is reality beheld.
Plato (Phaedo 81 b; Republic 527e).