Is faith a reliable path to knowledge?

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by James R, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Ditto

    Word.

    Powered by language.

    Indicating my previous remarks, up to the remarks just above the first ditto, apply to what ever your above post means.

    Shortcut way for me to tap out the long version.

    Until I am given an explanation I understand expect more dittos.
     
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  3. river Valued Senior Member

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    Faith ....reliable path to knowledge ?

    How can faith be reliable when it is , by Nature , myopic .
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, an equation.
    Watch the clip, then you will understand that mathematics are more than plus, minus, multiplication, division, but applicable in the abstract as well.
     
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  7. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Ummm Ditto

    Lets come at this from another angle.

    Below is a mathematical formula (fake).

    Since dumb ass me can't see mathmatics within the text you post are you able to convert my fake formula into text.

    As I don't recall anything a about a clip if it is not to much of a burden could you re post the link.

    Yours in hope
     
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  8. river Valued Senior Member

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    Write4U

    What clip should I watch ?

    Where is this clip ?
     
  9. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Either your kidding right? or setting me up yes?

    "Watch the clip, then you will understand that mathematics are more than plus, minus, multiplication, division, but applicable in the abstract as well".

    Above are your words inviting me to watch some clip or other.

    I suspect converting text to maths and maths to text and some sort of clip will not appear.

    Yours in every decreasing hope.
     
  10. river Valued Senior Member

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    Never mind .

    Seriously I thought you had a clip to watch to understand where your coming from . I would never set you up , for any reason .
     
  11. river Valued Senior Member

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    Anyway to reiterate ; post #262

    Faith ....reliable path to knowledge ?

    How can faith be reliable when it is , by Nature , myopic .
     
  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  14. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    In my philosophy faith, and make believe are one in the same.
     
  15. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes we have no choice but to act without knowledge of the outcome, automatically hoping for the desired outcome. Often times we learn directly from the outcome, that faith is not actually needed for that particular task or event. To summarise we can bypass a lot of messing around by simply being direct.

    Jan.
     
  16. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    How did you arrive at that conclusion?

    Jan.
     
  17. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    That is an observation some would say is entirely inconsistence with your approach Jan, of course I will resist pointing out the obvious now that I have.
    I know Jan you are always direct and avoid messing around.
    Alex
     
  18. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Because I believe, and I can imagine it.
     
  19. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    Can your knowledge of what you would do for loved ones "be established on the basis of evidence alone"? Are you any less certain of what you would be willing to do? Seems some questions attempt to misapply science to things beyond its domain.
     
  20. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Science explains HOW the Universe works

    Religion explains WHY the Universe works

    Problem is while Science can test, check and refine their ideas and even change their mind as new knowledge becomes available

    Religion seems to be stuck with a old book

    Best seller true

    Stuck in the past true

    Updatable? does not appear so

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  21. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, I don't get what you're talking about.
    Why don't you just say what you mean?

    Jan.
     
  22. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    I think the card carrying atheist subconsciously think that science is an atheist contribution.

    Jan.
     
  23. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing subconscious about it - science is formally and explicitly and rigorously atheistic, by conscious decision.
     

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