Post Number:#91 December 14th, 2011, 1:30 am
We all believe things that we do not have sufficient evidence to demonstrate. We all work with a priori, just most of us do not call them faith.Scott wrote: But when a person genuinely admits that they do not have enough evidence to support their position, what is that? We may call it faith, but is it not self-delusional, a peculiar form of denial in which the person is not only in denial but is actually admitting that they are in denial?
We have to do this. When we wake up in the morning we could begin questioning if we have reason to move forward on assumptions based on what might have been an illusory past, but most of us don't. Most of us have beliefs about the opposite sex that cannot be demonstrated.
Most people who believe things that are generally not thought of as faith based beliefs, could not demonstrate these theories and would make errors in explaining them. IOW they base their beliefs on authority.
We constantly make decisions based on intuition and our assumptions about the universe.