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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 09 September 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by AjDeath, Didact

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Well Aj, I admit that you do have a point. Humanity doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to being rational and learning from history, and other such things. But that doesn't mean that science should just automatically be rejected.[/quote:15dono7i] Whoah, like I said, I do not reject science, just society's inclination to rely on it toatally, and I am not talking about the sciences of technology or medicine, although the most medicine seems to be able to do these days is almost cure hairloss, and give you a 45 hour hard on.
Quote: "Grantaire":15dono7i
Sure, science can only really explore within the realms of human understanding or perception, but too be honest, isn't that all that's important than? Like the colors, they are the way we see them because it's how we see them. But that's really the relevant thing, because it is the only way we can percieve them. Do you get what I'm saying? I'm not sure how well I'm explaining my thoughts...[/quote:15dono7i] I do, I just think in a way that is totally different. I think that believing that Humanity is the only thing that matters is loosing sight of humanity in it's most important sense ( to me at least), a part of a whole.
Quote: "Grantaire":15dono7i
Yes, science is imperfect. It cannot tell us some things, such as value or meaning. It makes mistakes sometimes. But it is self-correcting. When a hypothesis isn't supported by experimental evidence, do we still accept it? To become a widely accepted theory, something has to be supported by evidence.[/quote:15dono7i] Self correcting in it's own, how should I put this, plane of beliefs (really bad way to put this) evidence to support mans view of the world is one thing, but to claim that it is truly how the world exists is laughable. It is also a form of faith.
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Now look at something like religion- it doesn't have evidence, but don't people still believe in it (something they attribute to *faith*). Religion isn't self-correcting, and doesn't feel the need to necessarily have evidence. Which would you rather trust?[/quote:15dono7i] As I also said, I do not agree with religion either, I admit to believing in a God, but I tend to try and be the best person I can be without the Indiana Jones Leap Of Faith.

An admittance to myself, my belief in a God has been slipping away for a little while now, I really do not know what to believe, it may be nothing. It may be a blend of religion and science, and plain old spirituality. Eh. what are beliefs anyway but grandiose opinions. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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