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Stating belief is more rational . . .
#1
Stating belief is more rational . . .
I'm coming to an honest conclusion in myself that it really might be more rational to claim belief in God.
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#2
RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
Then snap yourself out of it immediately!
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#3
RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
If this is for real, then what has brought you to this conclusion, TruthWorthy? Smile
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#4
RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
You just like to follow a majority TW. I've seen your type before!
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#5
RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
Because of the way rationalisation works. You begin with a conclusion and then induce supporting argument for that conclusion; also in other contexts such as psychology, rationalisation is considered a defence mechanism. Saying I believe in God's love, a promised heaven, and human focus because I don't like the alternative.
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RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
(February 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm)TruthWorthy Wrote: Because of the way rationalisation works. You begin with a conclusion and then induce supporting argument for that conclusion;
This is perfectly true. You begin with your conclusion based on understanding and knowledge, which then allows you to work backward and see the supporting arguments for what they are. Smile
Quote:also in other contexts such as psychology, rationalisation is considered a defence mechanism. Saying I believe in God's love, a promised heaven, and human focus because I don't like the alternative.

I don't know about this, it all depends on the conclusion being drawn. Drawing the conclusion "God exists and loves us" gives way t supporting arguments which actually discredit the alternative entirely. But I suppose in a sense, that is a defence mechanism.
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RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
(February 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm)TruthWorthy Wrote: Because of the way rationalisation works. You begin with a conclusion and then induce supporting argument for that conclusion;
(February 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm)Watson Wrote: This is perfectly true. You begin with your conclusion based on understanding and knowledge, which then allows you to work backward and see the supporting arguments for what they are. Smile
No this is incorrect, the basis is created later, this is what rationalisation is.
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RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
Ah, I see, I spoke incorrectly then. Tongue
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#9
RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
The whole process is backwards, it basically means that you choose what to believe in and then create supporting argument.
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RE: Stating belief is more rational . . .
(February 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm)TruthWorthy Wrote: Because of the way rationalisation works. You begin with a conclusion and then induce supporting argument for that conclusion; also in other contexts such as psychology, rationalisation is considered a defence mechanism. Saying I believe in God's love, a promised heaven, and human focus because I don't like the alternative.

Sounds a bit like Pascal's gambit.
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