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← Update - Podcast June 5 Interview with Peter Boghossian - "Faith: Pretending to know things you don't know"

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Faith is...Pretending to know things you don't know. In turn, religions create their own belief system and rules so that a person can study and learn their "knowledge" and in turn feel as if they have gained some sort of awareness that others do not know or have not yet "reached." it's an illusionary system of mastery and knowledge. It enables people to feel as if they are experts in a field that others do not share, but they feel everyone should share and accept. It requires little study or no proof of competency as in other legitimate fields of study. The more you know or understand their views and beliefs, the more you are "entitled" to pretend that you know things that you don't know.

Mon, 21 May 2012 23:03:06 UTC | #942705