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Old 04-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #86
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Re: The Root of all Evil/Trobule With Atheism


Originally Posted by Mike Doolittle
Again it just goes back to what "belief" actually is. The dictionary defines "belief" thusly:

Confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.

Going by that definition, which I think is safe to say is a pretty ubiquitous definition of the word, you do indeed lack belief.
Once again, Mike, you are wrong. That definition is not ubiquitous by any measure. In fact, your definition seems more fitting for faith:

Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

--American Heritage

Faith is a belief, trust, or confidence, not based merely on logic, reason, or empirical data, but based fundamentally on volition often associated with a transpersonal relationship with God, a higher power, a person, elements of nature, and/or a perception of the human race as a whole.


In summation: I do have a standard for belief and you need to take back your previous remark that I don't.
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