I know this isn't exactly a theological debate, but it's a question I've been struggling with for a little while now, and I came to it through atheism.
Looking at religion and other similar scams has taught me to value reason and rationality over things like hope, fear, or want. For a short while, that convinced me on an intellectual level that emotion and reason were opposites, but obviously I had trouble throwing out emotions entirely. Now I think emotions can act in accordance with reason and even help motivate appropriate behavior when reason won't, but I'm far from closing the book on this topic.
So my questions to you are these: What do you think is the relationship between reason and emotion? To what extent should we listen to each, and what do we do when they conflict?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts!