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Archive for September 2009

Metaphors and Experience

25 Sep, 2009 | Brian |

I really do intend to finish up with Pascal's Wager, but right now I want to take a look at drawing unnecessary conclusions. I do not know quite what to call it. It's definitely a failure of logic - kind of like affirming the consequent but kind of not. The specific example I am thinking of is an atheist who says that religion is valueless. Given that (A) an atheist finds no fact in the existence of God, it follows that (B) religion is not based on fact. This is so far consistent. It breaks down when this hypothetical fellow goes on to assert that (C) religious practice - and spirituality generally - has no value.

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