How can we be sure?

Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2016 01:39 pm
Stupidly ignorant of the true nature of both science and religion.
Science deals with proof based on premises that are accepted assumptions.

Religion is very varied and can't be spoken of monolithically except by morons.
But if we go by Jesus and Moses, religion DEMANDS proof or it isn't belief, it is mere fideism, condemned by both Judaism and Christianity.

Here is the classic statement of this:
Fides et Ratio (14 September 1998) | John Paul II

“Whether we admit it or not, there comes for everyone the moment when personal existence must be anchored to a truth recognized as final, a truth which confers a certitude no longer open to doubt.”
― Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio: On the Relationship Between Faith and Reason

“A philosophy which no longer asks the question of meaning of life would be in grave danger of reducing reason to merely accessory functions, with not real passion for the search for truth.”
― Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio: On the Relationship Between Faith and Reason
think rethink
Reply Wed 26 Apr, 2017 10:23 am
The answer depends on your definition of sound.
Sound as a living experience (with the word only carrying the experience as a communication, but not participating),
Is not occurring.

Sound as a verbal representation of non existent but still potentially technically relevant data,

Does occur.
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Reply Wed 26 Apr, 2017 10:42 am
The "meaning of life" depends upon ones genes and environment. An individual who is lucky enough to be born in the right environment has all the potential to do what they wish for their life. Many places have many restrictions and limitations, and it has nothing to do with the potential of the individual.
The poorest standard of living in some countries is better than the richest in some very poor countries.
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2021 10:02 pm
Regarding the tree falling in the forest with no biological being, being present. Some say it is a matter of defination. Not so, sound is the effect of an affect upon one's eardrum, which makes it a subjective experience, for example not out there.
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