I agree with John.
What could it mean to choose a belief?
I think we can only to choose to fake a belief, for not hurting a parent or to survive in some tyrannic system.


But I will try, in case you are right, I will try to believe it is not raining today :)

Bruno


Le 19-janv.-06, à 04:14, John M a écrit :

See below:

 Religion means believing something in the absence
of sufficient
evidence.

Stathis Papaioannou
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and:
My belief is that in matters of faith, you can
choose to believe or not
believe based on your personal preferences.
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Stathis wrote it right, except for the unidentifiable
"sufficient evidence". A faithful person 'believes'
that the 'evidence' he so calls is 'sufficient'. It is
a 1st person decision. Undebatable.
Popper did not find sufficient (scientific) evidence,
only falsification.
And then come emotions into play...

John Mikes

http://pages.prodigy.net/jamikes/SciRelMay00.html


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