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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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Comment 24 by adzcliff

I think Dr Boghossian illustrates some useful and though-provoking points, but I think he's wrong to assume that faith is always synonymous with "pretending to know things I don't know". Perhaps it would be more accurate and universal to define faith as "needing to believe things I don't know". After all, how do we square his definition with the person who says "I don't know, ...it's a faith position"?

That statement would translate to: "I don't know, ...it's a position where we have to pretend to know it even though we don't".

I actually think that really IS what they're saying when they say, "I don't know, ...it's a faith position". Don't you?

Tue, 22 May 2012 18:46:59 UTC | #942898