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At no point during your education will your teacher or professor ever ask you to take anything they say on faith. The reason for this is that in school you're taught what is known, not merely believed, thus there is some method for knowing that information that can be presented to you for your own verification. This is vastly different from religious teachings, which rely on indoctrination and faith-based conviction.

What reasons have we to suspect any gods exist? I will tell you: none. There exists no empirical evidence for such an entity. There exists no sound arguments for such an entity either which explains why virtually all philosophers are non-believers. 

So why do people believe? Poor reasoning skills is the most common culprit. However, that's not the only one (and certainly poor reasoning skills are not exclusive to the religious). There are people with sufficient reasoning skills who still believe. These people either compartmentalize in order to preserve the belief (formed prior to their education in logic), or had some experience they truly cannot comprehend which leaves them with an ambivalence. When attempts to reconcile such an experience are made, one often chooses what one sees over what one analyzes. This leaves such a person in a paradoxical state where they wish they could not believe (as a result of being aware that logically-speaking it is naive) but incapable of abandoning such a belief because of the nature of the *divine* experience. 

At the end of the day, beliefs are irrelevant. What is important is what is known. It is alarming to me that children are taught religion as factual, as known, when in reality we know better. 



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Was waiting for another one of these. it's been too long



 

 

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I suposse this is an response to "how God cant be killed" or something like this thread?



Oh boy, another thread that claims to have the definitive answer to a highly controversial and hotly debated topic. I bet this one will be as productive as every single other one has.



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Let the flame war begin!

And let me run as far away from this thread as possible...

Also piss off.



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Why would someone take so much time to write so many lines that nobody reads anyway?



MTZehvor said:
Oh boy, another thread that claims to have the definitive answer to a highly controversial and hotly debated topic. I bet this one will be as productive as every single other one has.

What could possibly go wrong?

On a related topic, I wish this doesnt get locked anytime soon. Gotta have some fun!



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numberwang said:
Why would someone take so much time to write so many lines that nobody reads anyway?

they had faith that people would read it all.