17 May 2016

Belief is Not Knowledge.... or Evidence

Submitted by Stephen Winters

I recently was watching (or rather listening to) a you tube video.

He made this statement

"Belief is not knowledge. Belief is simply an assertion.... Belief is not evidence. Any time you have to accept an assertion by faith, you are admitting that assertion cannot be accepted on its own merits. It doesn't have the strength to be accepted as perhaps any other scientific hypotheses would be taken."  Dan Barker

Something about that really resignated within me. Another way of saying this is "Just because you believe something doesn't make it true" Just because you believe something strongly also does not make it true. Truth is base upon reality, what is real, not upon faith.

 

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