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Such scenarios are why I equivocate slightly...
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:31am
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...when I term belief of this sort as "non-volitional." I still consider the act of belief itself, the Kierkegaardian leap-of-faith, to be non-volitional, but I think it can be influenced by consciously-taken cognitive actions like the meticulous process of careful reasoning leading right up to the point at which certain knowledge runs out and a leap of faith becomes necessary in order to move forward.

  • Intellectual conversion to Christianityshadow, Mon Jan 9 8:33am
    is extremely rare; perhaps less than 2% of conversions to Christianity are considered to be primarily 'intellectual'. Yet C.S. Lewis is one who claims that his initial change of heart was an... more
    • As Smart As C.S. Lewis Was...Amadeus, Mon Jan 9 11:55am
      ...his argument boils down to, "I don't understand how, so it must not be true." My Christian faith and my acceptance of science coexist without issue. They handle different aspects of the universe.... more
      • Well said Contrarian, Mon Jan 9 7:57pm
        Some here could take heed of such sage logic.
        • How would anyone know that our thoughts are like the wind, meaningless! Ridiculous on the face of it. I have learned over the past year that Lewis is highly overrated, and a spook.
      • clearly states: "If minds are wholly dependent on brains, and brains on biochemistry, and biochemistry (in the long run) on the meaningless flux of the atoms, I cannot understand how the thought of... more
        • You Caught It In Your QuoteAmadeus, Tue Jan 10 7:20am
          "If minds are wholly dependent on brains, and brains on biochemistry, and biochemistry (in the long run) on the meaningless flux of the atoms, I cannot understand how the thought of those minds... more
          • Poorly done.shadow, Tue Jan 10 8:45am
            His conclusion follows his 'if' clause. He fully explains why the view he disagrees with is not logically conclusive.
            • No he doesn'tBob the builder, Tue Jan 10 10:41am
              or he wouldn't have put "I cannot understand how" - by saying that he is making clear it is only a personal interpretation. Which it is
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