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Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 28, 2002 22:10:17 UTC


First I have to admit that your immediate response to the question was rather more erudite than mine.

Regarding probability, I am using a rather common sense definition that does not stand up to rigorous analysis. There of course are all sorts of ways to define probability of the existence of god. A god fearing person would even be afraid to reduce the awesomeness of god to a mere probability. But proof is a reduction as well.

So if we are to have an unbiased, common sense definition of the probability of the existence of god or a god, it first means that one must not be a complete believer. Then one may look at the evidence from theory and data (like revelation- which I take to be data) and in one's own mind decide if there is the liklihood of god's existence.

Since the best data is entirely subjective, a product of one's own experience, there is little opportunity for proof even though one's convictions could be very strong.

I feel like I have said nothing of importance.

Thanks for your responce.


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