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Would an omniscient god reward my atheism?

 
 
Philippos
 
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Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2012 04:23 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Since I am not familiar with the latin "lato sensu" concept, and since a quick google search didn't really clear up the idea, I will relate to your usage of "wisdom."

I can see your point that wisdom requires a degree of flexibility. However I do not see that belief systems are necessarily in conflict with wisdom. It is my perspective that my belief system (as I cannot really speak for anybody else) works in harmony with wisdom. Granted, wisdom does not bend in some cases.

For example, I consider it wise to accept counsel and advice from certain experts while I cannot accept the advice of others. This is wisdom built on beliefs and they do not oppose one another but instead compliment eachother. I would take the advice of a mechanic on how to correct the clink in my car but not on how to correct the pain in my arse. I believe that the mechanic knows about auto-repair and that a doctor would be better to prescribe an enima.

Does this make sense or am I missing some important ideas?
Philippos
 
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Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2012 04:36 pm
@Philippos,
I suppose that my belief system would conflict wisdom if I were to believe that some mechanic were a doctor.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2012 09:19 pm
@Philippos,
...in the given example I suppose you base your belief in an extrapolation based on probability regarding the mechanic and the doctor who also implies some knowledge...not the best example of believing in the dark...as I see it we all are prone to believe something the difference being that each of us has different competences and thus that belief is on top of our individual cognitive limits to comprehend anything, that is belief arises at the point beyond each we close the deal and stop questioning mostly by lack of further competence...be it Einstein or the simpleton we all believe, that much is certain...belief is not a particular problem of Religions nor closing down the Churches would accomplish anything regarding human improvement...

...what was meant though is that some of us are easier to fall for symbolic and mythological explanations given their mental accessibility...whether is about Gods and Religions or conspiracy theory's from the government the justification is pretty much the same....
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2012 09:30 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
...oh by the way, Lato Sensu is the opposite of Stricto sensu and it means in in general terms, loosely...
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 05:36 pm
@ossobuco,
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Well, the catholic church up until fairly recently still held the concept of Limbo as the place where those who were not at fault for their lack of being baptized could go after death to live their eternal lives.
No, limbo was a holding place for souls who did not believe but were good "Christians" until the end of days when they would be admitted to heaven after judgement . A similar concept existed for people who had original sin but did not believe before the "First Coming" and after the Resurrection were admitted to Heaven .
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