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Author Topic:   An Exploration Into"Agnosticism"
Phat
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Message 175 of 179 (572000)
08-03-2010 9:19 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by bluegenes
04-06-2010 11:22 AM


does knowledge always dictate belief?
Let me see if I have this right.

1) People have a right to assign labels to themselves rather than have labels assigned to them, yet are asked to explain and defend their arguments in forums such as this one.

2) As a self professed believer, I have chosen the label because I feel that belief is a healthy part of holistic health. I cannot know that God exists, and I choose not to claim enough evidence that He does not, based on my world view.

3) Strong atheists, such as Straggler and/or Crashfrog seem to force people to accept the logic of atheism as a sane choice.

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Phat
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Message 177 of 179 (572015)
08-03-2010 9:59 AM
Reply to: Message 176 by Straggler
08-03-2010 9:46 AM


Re: does knowledge always dictate belief?
The evidence is more on the side of a God or gods being entirely products of the human mind. Some folks prefer to embrace an illogical belief for whatever reasons. Perhaps they see the belief as a sort of mental pacifier. Perhaps they experienced an emotional event or series of events that reinforced their desire to believe. Perhaps they refuse to throw away their faith and belief because they feel that it is better to hold on to it, for their world view and mental health.

Straggler writes:

how is it even possible that such a concept can have originated as a result of anything but the internal workings of the human mind?

Perhaps the question is:

Is it in any way possible?

Edited by Phat, : added point


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