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Comment 39 by adzcliff

Perhaps Dr Boghossian (sounds like a Harry Potter character) might also translate my challenge as "I don't know, ...but I need to pretend I do", but that still doesn't satisfy me, unless the speaker has amnesia in between the first and second premise and never repeats the statement. This faith statement makes no claims, just stipulates preferred belief. In this context, I'd argue that faith and hope are synonymous. We might want to argue the etymology of that, but language is what people use it as.

So, in your view, those people are really saying "Well, I don't know if it's so or not, it could be or it could not be, but I'd like for it to be so". They're not saying "I really think it IS so"?

Wed, 23 May 2012 15:42:57 UTC | #943114