Is Truth an Accident? Re: [FoRK] Is God an Accident?
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <
drernie at radicalcentrism.org
> on >
Fri Sep 22 06:15:04 PDT 2006
[Disclaimer: I am theist, as anyone Googling me can easily find out].
You may not find religious belief justified by your paradigm, but I
don't find your lack of belief justifiable within *my* paradigm.
To what meta-paradigm are you appealing to state that your paradigm
is "true" and mine is "false"? Or are you merely stating a personal
In particular, one could just as easily deconstruct belief in love,
justice, truth, happiness, sex, civilization, technology -- even math
-- as mere "accidents", no? Once you start down this path, where do
you draw the line?
-- Ernie P.
On Sep 16, 2006, at 8:40 PM, Russell Turpin wrote:
> "Dr. Ernie Prabhakar" <drernie at radicalcentrism.org>:
>> Or the dogmatism of atheists who are "absolute sure" that their
>> methods provide conclusive, irrefutable evidence that the
>> dogmatism of religious people is completely unjustified. :-)
> The only evidence I know that the dogmatism of the religious is
> unjustified is from reading their own explanations and
> justifications. There is the search problem, of course. How far
> does one delve into the apologetic and spiritual and inspirational
> oevre before deciding that the probability of turning up even the
> smallest justification is so slight that it isn't worth further
> search? "Complete" may never be had. Still, it doesn't take much
> work to realize -- especially with all others who would quickly
> surface it -- that finding justification among the religious is
> about as likely as finding a magnetic monopole.
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