More on Belief

In the course of a conversation, someone once told me that belief in God was like the belief in a tenth planet beyond Pluto – it would simply have no effect on their life. It wasn’t an existential proposition. But, I replied, what if one was an astronomer? Wouldn’t the tenth planet proposition then be an existential one?


2 thoughts on “More on Belief

  1. guymax March 16, 2014 / 7:47 am

    The person whose view you are discussing obviously imagines God in a way that makes Him irrelevant to their life. This tells us a lot about their imagination but nothing at all about God.


    • whitefrozen March 16, 2014 / 7:49 am

      Yeah, if you think of God in such a way, then such a conclusion is obviously what you’re going to come to.


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