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← Can theists be convinced by reason?

AtheistEgbert's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by AtheistEgbert

"Can theists be convinced by reason?"

Short answer--no they can't.

Not everything in life is based on reason and science. For example, I'm pretty sure you didn't end up with a girlfriend based on reason and science, at least I hope not.

It is true that psychoanalysis and psychology in general are not the same kind of sciences as physics, chemistry or biology, because of the impossibility of objectively verifying the mind. However, that didn't stop geniuses such as Freud in giving us a greater understanding of the human mind.

Reason is important for truth, but that means we must each reason for ourselves, not be simply persuaded by others about what is true. It's up to everyone to think for themselves and see their own lies and foolishness.

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 12:13:03 UTC | #897497