“Ultimately, when people say they have faith, they mean that have faith in their own judgement”
That’s pretty insightful.
way too smart for Mo I think. was this somekind of epiphany than?
I think therefore I am RIGHT?
“Faith in their own judgment”…
Yes. Very, very good.
So insightful that I ordered a couple coffee mugs for the office
Moved up yet another notch. Great stuff! Author! Author!
The perils of epistemology have sucked in even one such as Mo.
Definitely up a notch or two on the epistemology front. And so succinctly expressed. Keep it up!!
“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”
In some cases, Faith is belief in DEFIANCE of the evidence… Whatever evidence there may be is just the work of the devil…
If there’s no evidence, they have faith. If there IS evidence they have faith that the evidence is wrong…
Yes- “Credo quia absurdum” – I believe because its absurd.
A Rabbi once told me that it was because the law of shatnez- the one that says you can’t wear wool and cotton together- was so oviously insane that it proved his faith.
Its like reaching into your own skull, pulling out your frontal lobes and throwning them aside. “I won’t be needing those!”
Keep up the good work.
One of the aims of dictators is to force the people they rule to do insane things, and keep a straight face while doing them. For examples, see any account of North Korea.
A nice variant on “Don’t confuse me with the facts, I’ve got my mind made up”.
That’s not actually a quote from George W. Bush, but were he able to speak in complete sentences, he might have said that .
He wouldn’t understand it, but he would have grinned like he did if he was so instructed.
“The alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a
short-circuit destroying the mind.” — Ayn Rand, _Galt’s Speech_
If you use the trilemma, Jesus logic pans out.
Tie, it seems to me that Dawkins finds science a wonderful excuse to ignore anything he doesn’t care to think about.
It would seem he does care about it actually, as he wrote a book discussing it, or something to that effect…
….and what was the title of that book please (assuming that you’re still with us, that is!)
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