Is belief in the unseen irrational?
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19-03-2016, 09:41 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 09:34 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  Your answers will probably lead to more questions from me in the end, and I will probably never have a conclusion.
Sometimes the best way to learn something is to ask questions and just listen to the answers people give.

Indeed. I retract my previous snark and bid you good posting. Thumbsup

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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19-03-2016, 09:44 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 09:38 PM)Peebothuhul Wrote:  At work.

(19-03-2016 09:34 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  My questions are almost always vague. I found it to be the best way to get the most answers. There is no point & no conclusion from my end.
Your answers will probably lead to more questions from me in the end, and I will probably never have a conclusion.

If you ask vague questions. .......... will you not, then, receive vague answers?

Consider
Possibly.
Do you think I have an issue with vague answers?
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19-03-2016, 09:50 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 09:44 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  
(19-03-2016 09:38 PM)Peebothuhul Wrote:  At work.


If you ask vague questions. .......... will you not, then, receive vague answers?

Consider
Possibly.
Do you think I have an issue with vague answers?

At work.

I have no ideas about your notions.

That being said then seeking knowledge/understanding from something vague would seem, to me, like trying to determine the depth of a muddy pond by looking.

Consider
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19-03-2016, 09:55 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 09:50 PM)Peebothuhul Wrote:  
(19-03-2016 09:44 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  Possibly.
Do you think I have an issue with vague answers?

At work.

I have no ideas about your notions.

That being said then seeking knowledge/understanding from something vague would seem, to me, like trying to determine the depth of a muddy pond by looking.

Consider
Is this an assumption?
Have you ever asked someone a vague question and gotten a very good answer?
Do you like questions with built in assumptions in them?

I am happy you have no issue giving vague answers & i hope you have no issues with me asking vague questions.
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19-03-2016, 10:00 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
At work.

I tend to try and not ask vague questions.

I have, indeed, asked poorly formed questions and gotten good answers. That the answer may not have been to my question is also something.

Is it possible to ask a question that has no aseumtions 'built' into it?

Consider
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19-03-2016, 10:03 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 10:00 PM)Peebothuhul Wrote:  At work.

I tend to try and not ask vague questions.

I have, indeed, asked poorly formed questions and gotten good answers. That the answer may not have been to my question is also something.

Is it possible to ask a question that has no aseumtions 'built' into it?

Consider
i don't know. Should we start another thread to discuss that or should we try to get some answers to this topic first?
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19-03-2016, 10:03 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 09:55 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  I am happy you have no issue giving vague answers & i hope you have no issues with me asking vague questions.

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I am happy to know you're happy with being vague.

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19-03-2016, 10:04 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
There exists evidence for plenty of things 'unseen', if by 'unseen' you mean something that does not register within the visible light spectrum. You know, like the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum; such as microwaves, gamma rays, infrared, and radiation.

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19-03-2016, 10:33 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 10:04 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  There exists evidence for plenty of things 'unseen', if by 'unseen' you mean something that does not register within the visible light spectrum. You know, like the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum; such as microwaves, gamma rays, infrared, and radiation.
If I described seen as "emperical evidence" would that help you understand the question & give a more specific answer?
Is belief in things without emperical evidence irrational?
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19-03-2016, 10:36 PM
RE: Is belief in the unseen irrational?
(19-03-2016 10:33 PM)Agnostic Shane Wrote:  If I described seen as "emperical evidence" would that help you understand the question & give a more specific answer?
Is belief in things without emperical evidence irrational?

Yes as well as no.
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