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Author Topic: Science and reason are not a "belief system"


Alcuin
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Science and reason are not a "belief system"
on: May 16, 2019, 19:57

A religionist wrote, "we (she and I) have different beliefs". Believing there is a god and believing there isn't is a false equivalence. Extraordinary claims (e.g. an Abrahamic god) require extraordinary evidence, (meaning an extraordinary level of evidence). Not believing an improbable claim doesn't require evidence.

The same religionist would probably agree that "belief in" witches, (i.e believing witches exist among us) is superstition and a result of ignorance. Belief in god(s) is essentially no different to believing witches exist. So, we don't just 'have different beliefs'. She is superstitious and ignorant, unable to prove her ridiculous claims, and I am not. I can however point to the known histories of Abramic religions which look comparable to the histories of Roman, Greek and Viking religions.

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