14th December 2010

“The word 'belief' is used in a number of different contexts. One can believe something because there is a great body of evidence to support it. However, this is not a belief in the religious sense, which is a belief that is held with no verifiable evidence. In fact, some insist that the only worthwhile religious belief is one which is backed up by no physical evidence at all.”


5 Responses to “14th December 2010”

  1. Ernie Says:

    It is usually expressed by the word faith. I have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow or that my paycheck will show up on a certain day and those are backed by evidence. But the type of faith, believing something despite lack of evidence, that the religious claim seems to be considered a virtue for some strange reason.

  2. holysmokes Says:

    Which is why we should start turning the word “faith” into a negative word for the general population.

  3. Dan Says:

    That “faith” isn’t a negative word already is pretty bad.

  4. Simon Says:

    You have to question the motives of those who preach faith as opposed to critical investigation and analysis.

  5. paul Says:

    “I believe a plane can fly” I understand airodynamics.
    “I believe a man can fly” I have watched Supweman the movie.