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30-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Ontology of belief
To what do we owe our beliefs?
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30-04-2014, 02:57 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Define "belief."
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30-04-2014, 02:59 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Define "our".

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
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30-04-2014, 03:01 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Define "to."

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30-04-2014, 03:02 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Define "owe"?

Τί ἐστιν ἀλήθεια?
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30-04-2014, 03:05 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
(30-04-2014 02:57 PM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  Define "belief."

477 posts on a website called "The Thinking Atheist", and you ask me to define "belief".

Do you not know what the word means?
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30-04-2014, 03:07 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Define: ?

The requirement of evidence to back your claim does not disappear because it hurts your feelings, reality does not care about your feefees.
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30-04-2014, 03:07 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
Why is is that when asking a question here, I am frequently countered with requests to define my terms, most of which are terms found in common usage and are relatively unambiguous?
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30-04-2014, 03:13 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
(30-04-2014 03:05 PM)Jeremy E Walker Wrote:  
(30-04-2014 02:57 PM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  Define "belief."

477 posts on a website called "The Thinking Atheist", and you ask me to define "belief".

Do you not know what the word means?

The point is I don't much care for the word. When I hear the words "I believe" I hear "I'm a credulous sucker."
I would much rather hear "I understand" or "I have an idea" or "I accept that idea based on the evidence."
So to answer your question people owe their beliefs to naivety.
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30-04-2014, 03:14 PM
RE: Ontology of belief
(30-04-2014 03:07 PM)Jeremy E Walker Wrote:  Why is is that when asking a question here, I am frequently countered with requests to define my terms, most of which are terms found in common usage and are relatively unambiguous?
You do realize that we are being facetious (well, at least I am), right? Shocking

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