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Posted by Aurino Souza on September 28, 2001 19:40:32 UTC

>> This is getting fun. My main challenge here is to say "NO!! NO!!! NO!!!!!!! FOOL!!" while not offending anyone. > I think it's very interesting that we share so much in common, and yet the irrationality of faith draws you to it, while it repels me. > I think you misinterpret belief. Belief does not equal hope. > I hope God exists, but I do not believe in him. > You admit that belief does not make sense (irrational) but you stick with it anyway. Why? I don't understand how people can say "Oh sure, it doesn't make much sense to think this way, but I do anyway." > Let's use your original definition of belief to explain why it's wrong: "as of this moment I do not and cannot know, but it is my desire that it be true." Okay, let's use the terrorist bombing as an example. Do I know whether or not more people will die from further attacks on civilians? No. Is it my desire that no more will die? Yes. But do I believe that no more death will occur? No. See what I mean? > A drab, grey wall looks a lot more beautiful if you paint rainbows all over it, but it doesn't make those rainbows exist.

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