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Author Topic:   Is science a religion?
New Cat's Eye
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Message 132 of 295 (311070)
05-11-2006 4:06 PM
Reply to: Message 131 by brianforbes
05-11-2006 3:51 PM

choosing to believe
One thing I saw as true, that you may not have seen with your great intellect, is that you have to decide what to believe sometimes.
oh brother....
I think the typical atheist reply is that you cannot choose a belief. Either you believe it or you don't, with no choice possible. Otherwise, you could choose to believe that you can fly (or insert any impossible thing). Since you know you can't fly, you cannot choose to believe it. And if you believe something, its not by choice but because you think its true, there is no choice involved.
Personally, I don't agree with this, but when I read the quotation I thought "oh brother" and thought I could explain it to you real quick. 'Cause we've been over this before here.

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