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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:01 AM

24. Well, strictly speaking they're correct

Asserting there is no "god" or after life or "other worldly" consequence isn't provable. There literally is "no way of knowing", at least for most of the larger faiths out there. But as you suggest, the faithful should recognize that this condition is intentional on their part for the strict purpose of avoiding having any other basis for the belief than faith. Disbelievers on the other hand are just making a deductive conclusion, understanding that someday they could be proven wrong. Of course disbelievers on the other hand should recognize that there is a certain circularity to their deduction. It can't be proven because it's not suppose to be provable so the lack of evidence is evidence that it doesn't exist, even though there isn't supposed to be evidence.

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