I had a typo in my previous email. I meant to say that "NOT" all religions claim certainty.

Some teach uncertainty or humbleness in the search for truth.


On Sep 11, 2012, at 8:47 AM, "Roger Clough" <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

Hi Jason Resch

There are some factual errors in the Bible but IMHO
the Bible is inerrant with regard to faith and moral practice.


Is it immoral to not marry your brother's widow, or to shave?

Jason



Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
9/11/2012
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him
so that everything could function."
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On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com > wrote:
But what is unique
about religion is that its proponents make factual statements which
they proudly profess to believe in the absence of any supporting
evidence, while disallowing such      reasoning for bizarre beliefs
different to their own without any apparent awareness of the
inconsistency.


Some believers and some religions do, others not.� But this is not l imited to religion.� You saw John Clark admit he was proud to reject ideas (even those with some evidence), in a effect, making a factua l statement (implied idea X is not true) in the absence of supportin g evidence.

As an example showing that such certainty is a trait of all religion, see this quote concerning creation from the Rig Veda:

揥ho knows truly?� Who here will declare whence it arose, whence this creation?� The gods are subsequent to the creation of this.� Who, then, knows whence it has come into being?� Whence this creatio n has come into being; whether it was made or not; he in the highest heaven is its surveyor.� Surely he knows, or perhaps he knows not .�

Jason

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