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Author Topic:   Choosing to believe
PaulK
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Message 58 of 90 (716702)
01-20-2014 1:15 PM
Reply to: Message 57 by Raphael
01-20-2014 12:41 PM


Re: Choosing To Believe
I think that you are confusing the belief with how the belief is arrived at. None of the definitions even mention a conscious decision to believe, which is the point of this thread.

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PaulK
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Message 85 of 90 (908413)
03-14-2023 2:26 PM
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03-14-2023 2:21 PM


Re: Choosing To Believe
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All Im arguing is that Ellis Potters argument is most certainly Christian, rational, and philosophically sound.
It is certainly neither rational nor philosophically sound. It looks like ignorant egotism to me.

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PaulK
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Message 87 of 90 (908419)
03-14-2023 3:30 PM
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03-14-2023 2:45 PM


Re: Choosing To Believe
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Well...one could argue that you are showing your own egotism by even making such a statement, though I do not see you as ignorant.
Really? I note that none of the definitions of egotism that you quote really fit.
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I could go so far as to say that your sense of a materialistic universe with "no need" of a Creator is itself willfully ignorant, but why throw gasoline on the fire?
You could say that, but you’d be lying.

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