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Posted: 23 April 2013 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 10 February 2013 07:29 PM

Death, as we know it, would indeed be the end of our existence were it not for the fact of the resurrection.

Resuurection is a belief. It is NOT a demonstrated fact. This renders the rest of your post irrelevant.

If I may….could I change “belief” to “faith”???
After all, a belief must have facts to support it….however “misty” they may be.
On the other hand, “faith” requires no facts whatever to support it. None.

So…we’d have “resurrection” is a matter of faith. it is NOT a demonstrated fact nor are there any facts to support the concept. This renders the rest of your post irrelevant.”

Now I’ll buy that!

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Posted: 23 April 2013 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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After all, a belief must have facts to support it….however “misty” they may be.

I wish that much was true. It’s not.

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Posted: 24 April 2013 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 23 April 2013 07:02 PM

After all, a belief must have facts to support it….however “misty” they may be.

I wish that much was true. It’s not.

And why, pray tell, is it not true? I wish to learn.

Also, define “belief” (both as noun and verb) and “faith” (as noun)

Thanks

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Posted: 24 April 2013 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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And why, pray tell, is it not true? I wish to learn.

Do you? With a snarky approach like this, I wonder.

No matter.

I can believe that you’re just a computer program which is being used to piss people off with bogus challenges. There’s no evidence whatever that you are but I could hold to that belief. I could believe that you’re an undercover “Man In Black” working for “Them.” There is no evidence to support it but I could believe it.

People hold to all kinds of beliefs which have no evidence to support them and even some to refute it. (A rabbit’s foot being a workable good luck charm although it didn’t do the rabbit a lot of good) or that a black cat crossing my path is bad luck, or tossing salt over my shoulder is good luck.

There is zero evidence to support any of those beliefs but people hold to them.

>>Also, define “belief” (both as noun and verb) and “faith” (as noun)<<

Since I’m not addressing definitions, do your own legwork here. (Try a dictionary! Sometimes they’re even accurate.)

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