Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Knowledge, Belief & Faith

Knowledge and faith are two disparate modes of accepting a claim. No one can claim to know that a god exists and, when questioned, simply state that this knowledge of god is based on faith. This cannot be. Faith cannot be a foundation of knowledge. It is a foundation of belief. By definition, religious faith must be an unsupported basis of belief otherwise it would not require faith to believe it.

This leaves no room for a believer to make adequate claims of knowledge of god(s) or objective truth(s).


Andy said...

I work with a guy who has a brain injury, and before getting on the correct medication would insist that he was God as well as the Devil

Steve said...

Ooo, I bet he's fun at funerals!