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I do not feel required to believe the possible existence...
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:22pm (XFF:

...of every possible thing.

I also don't feel required to qualify my opinion by saying "I don't believe that [whatever] exists".

I have the strength of my convictions to declare "That does NOT exist".



Tiny Pink Flying Elephants.


The Loch Ness Monster.

Aliens visiting Earth.

If someone wanted to be wishy-washy about it, they would feel the need to say "I can't prove that none of those exists, so I'll have to hold out the possibility that they COULD exist, and so while I BELIEVE that they don't exist, I can't declare definitively that they don't."

Screw that.

None of those things exist.

Unicorns, Leprechauns, Tiny Pink Flying Elephants, Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, Aliens visiting Earth -- and god(s).

They are all the same to me. And I don't feel required to hold out the possibility that they exist, just because it can't be proven that they don't.

  • Neither one of you KNOW.Poppet, Thu Nov 30 11:51am
    Fulfilling knowledge conditions regarding the truth-state of existential propositions like that is an exceptionally difficult thing to do. For this particular existential question, it's probably... more
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