Monday, October 16, 2006

Religion and Moral Values

As someone recently noted in a comment on my blog, there needs to be a distinction between religion and belief.

This leads me to my next point, belief is something which cannot be proven. If it is, then it is not belief, rather it is knowledge. Belief by definition has no proof. So how can one say they believe in God, and be sure that he exists? There's a paradox there. One could argue that there is no paradox, but instead, the belief in God is proven by his good will and by the greatness of our world, and our belief turns into knowledge in the afterlife.

That is the first example of the problem I presented in the "Starting Point" post. That explanation stems from the belief in God, remove the belief in God, and the statement falls apart.


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