Posted by dweeb on July 08, 1999 at 04:19:13:
In Reply to: No Doubt? posted by Simple Wiseman on June 12, 1999 at 15:13:41:
Doubt, of course for you, is in fact a sincere question. That doesn't crush your faith at all. However, I am bit annoyed with your mentioning of "unbelief" as the "unwillingness to hear the answer".
No doubt, hehe, we ALL want answers. For most of us, if we like philosophy, it is because we are in pursuit of truth and hold truth dear to ourselves and consider it invaluable. But I believe you confuse "unbelief" with "unwillingness". I do not believe in the Christian God or faith. However, I admit that there could in fact *BE* a Christian God. I love philosophy and am in the "pursuit of truth". I too, hold truth dearly and consider it invaluable. All I *want* is truth. However, just because I don't believe (as of yet...since no one has impressed me with arguments FOR the belief)in God, DOES NOT mean I am unwilling to hear the answer. Don't you think that millions of people, whether Jewish, Christian, Islamic, purple, green or yellow are DROOLING for the answer?! We ALL want to know the truth! Just because some of us consider arguments for the belief in a Christian God inadequate or insufficient proof, doesn't mean we are unwilling to hear of *NEW* evidence (suppose) or a *NEW* argument; as we continue living our lives, we discover new evidence and such for and against believing. We are skepticals. But you are out of bounds to assert that skeptics who don't believe (who choose not to or as of yet) are "UNWILLING TO HEAR THE ANSWER". Completely ludicrous! We all want the answer, believe me. hehehe, don't you think we are all eager to see which belief is the *RIGHT* one? :>
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