On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:33:57 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:
> Hi Jason Resch
> Faith (trust) and love trump logic every time.
> If my neighbor has riches, it would be logical to
> rob him blind.
Why 'every time'. Didn't the Native Americans have faith and love in their
spiritual traditions yet we exterminated by the tens of millions by the
logic of European conquest? Didn't the logic of Auschwitz trump the faith
of the Jews in their God, and the love and faith that the Nazis had for
Hitler fall under the logic of allied carpet bombing?
> "Reason is and ever ought to be, the slave of passion."
> David Hume
> Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him
> so that everything could function."
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> *Time:* 2012-09-11, 08:53:41
> *Subject:* Re: victims of faith
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Stathis Papaioannou
> > 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
> Some believers and some religions do, others not.� But this is not limited
> to religion.� You saw John Clark admit he was proud to reject ideas (even
> those with some evidence), in a effect, making a factual statement (implied
> idea X is not true) in the absence of supporting evidence.
> As an example showing that such certainty is a trait of all religion, see
> this quote concerning creation from the Rig Veda:
> 锟�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 creation 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.�
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