Even rational knowledge is guided by passion, because "Thought by
itself moves nothing" (Aristotle) including the inhability to move
though itself.

But passions obey hidden reasons (An evolutionary psychologist would say)

2012/9/11 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net>
>
> Hi Jason Resch
>
> Faith (trust) and love trump logic every time.
> If my neighbor has riches, it would be logical to
> rob him blind.
>
>
> "Reason is and ever ought to be, the slave of passion."
>
> David Hume
>
>
>
>
> 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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> From: Jason Resch
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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 <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 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:
>
> 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 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.�
>
> Jason
>
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