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

GoneGolfing's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by GoneGolfing

I agree that it's time to make concerted effort to decouple the word faith from hope.

However the word "pretending" seems to me to not quite be adequate enough for a new definition of faith.

Most theists would be confused with the choice of this word and reject it by claiming that they "know" the things that they know and that there's no pretending at all. To use the word pretending could immediately make the person of religious faith feel that they are being labeled as intentionally disingenuous about their faith and that they know very well that their faith behavior is not based on fact.

Would they not see it as an attack on them rather than a proper definition of what faith is ?

Would a better definition be.....Faith: "Claiming" to know things that they don't know. ?

Tue, 22 May 2012 13:28:50 UTC | #942819

Go to: Atheist group’s frivolous lawsuit aims to bar ‘cross’ from 9/11 museum

GoneGolfing's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by GoneGolfing

Steve Zara

Yes Steve. And if it could only inspire self-pity: An overwhelming unhappiness about their own delusions.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:30:32 UTC | #858264

Go to: Newsflash: Hell is real !!!

GoneGolfing's Avatar Jump to comment 51 by GoneGolfing

With the SBC having 16 million members, I can only shudder and be deeply saddened to think about how many children will continue to learn of, and be coerced by, this vile doctrine :-(

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:47:49 UTC | #639566

Go to: Anti-abortion group drafted in as sexual health adviser to government

GoneGolfing's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by GoneGolfing

This is a ridiculous decision by the coalition !

What's it going to be next ?

A group which is opposed to obesity and favours a food abstinence-based approach to dietary education and will be appointed to advise the government on physical health ?

Wed, 25 May 2011 17:47:46 UTC | #630841

Go to: Is Christian morality psychopathic?

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An absolutely brilliant demolition of Craig

Tue, 24 May 2011 18:06:42 UTC | #630362

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