Argument from personal experience

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The argument from personal experience is an argument that argues for God's existence on the basis of a personal religious experience.
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The '''argument from personal experience''' is an [[argument]] for [[God]]'s existence on the basis of a personal [[religious experience]].
  
eg. "Jesus appeared to me in a vision, thus I know the doctrine of Christianity is true."
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An example: "[[Jesus]] appeared to me in a vision, thus I know the doctrine of [[Christianity]] is true."
  
== Counter-Apolegtics==
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== Counter-apolegtics==
  
Personal experiences are subjective, and are not evidence available to every person.  
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Personal experiences are [[subjective]], and are not [[evidence]] available to every person.  
  
Personal experiences are used by believers of all religions, as well as believers in the paranormal and ghosts. It is thus impossible to tell if any religion is valid based on personal experience.
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Personal experiences are used by [[believer]]s of all [[religion]]s, as well as believers in the [[paranormal]] and [[ghost]]s. It is thus impossible to tell if any religion is valid based on personal experience.
  
We know the the mechanics of the mind can mislead, and the intentional stance often leads people to see agency when there is none.
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We know the the mechanics of the [[mind]] can mislead, and the intentional stance often leads people to see agency when there is none.
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[[Category:Arguments for the existence of God]]

Revision as of 17:58, 5 September 2007

The argument from personal experience is an argument for God's existence on the basis of a personal religious experience.

An example: "Jesus appeared to me in a vision, thus I know the doctrine of Christianity is true."

Counter-apolegtics

Personal experiences are subjective, and are not evidence available to every person.

Personal experiences are used by believers of all religions, as well as believers in the paranormal and ghosts. It is thus impossible to tell if any religion is valid based on personal experience.

We know the the mechanics of the mind can mislead, and the intentional stance often leads people to see agency when there is none.

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