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Aware Wolf
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Message 1400 of 1725 (625347)
07-22-2011 1:18 PM
Reply to: Message 1397 by jar
07-22-2011 12:48 PM

Re: Inductive Reasoning (Again)
jar writes:
I believe I have said that not only is my belief in GOD illogical and irrational, my beliefs are also inconsistent and unreasonable.
Of course should you ever show me a way that I might be able to actually test my belief in GOD while I am still alive, I would be happy to consider it.
This is a fascinating post. I don't know how it's possible for someone to believe that a belief of theirs is illogical, irrational, inconsistent and unreasonable. I don't think we can directly control what we believe; rather, our beliefs are a function of what we think we know, what our attitudes are, what prioritize in our lives, etc. To believe that a particular belief is irrational, etc. ought to be the death knell for that belief, but you are asserting that isn't so, at least in your case.
You asked if Straggler could show you a way to "test my belief in GOD...". Of course, you can examine (contemplate) your BELIEF in God, which is different than testing for God. What you conclude from that examination ought to have some affect on whether you still believe, or how strongly you believe. At least I would think so.

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