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Thread #107407 Message #2256418
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Feb-08 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Well, I guess you could call me one of "the faithful." I'd agree that what I believe is not primarily rational, otherwise it wouldn't be faith. But yeah, if you call me irrational, I might be insulted. It might be the truth - but it's because of other things, not because of my religious beliefs. "Irrational" is different from "not rational."
But generally, I think it's safe to say that the premises of religious faith are not fundamentally rational. The doctrines that are drawn from those beliefs may be rational, however.
Still, I think that I think that most of us operate on rational systems that are based on fundamental premises that are not essentially rational.