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[[User:RDouglasEzell|RDouglasEzell]] 08:57, 11 November 2010 (CST)
 
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== Atheism is based on faith ==
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On the [[Atheism is based on faith]] page, you added:
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"In a strict Epistemological sense atheism can be said to rest on faith, in that all knowledge must come through thought and/or sensory information, and both are fallible.  By this understanding of the term "faith" however, the idea that the sun will rise tomorrow, that there is such a thing as "Tuesday", and that you, the reader, exist, are also based on faith."
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to the main section.
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I have to disagree with you completely here. Atheism, or not believing that a god exists, is not knowledge. It is lack of belief in a god. I would dare say that a person born with no sense organs, trees, and even rocks do not believe in a god. As such, they would be atheistic. In any case, absolutely no epistemic leaps of faith are needed not to believe in a god.
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I don't mean to be picking on you. I'm pretty new to this wiki stuff and am just surfing the recent changes.
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Have fun.
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[[User:RDouglasEzell|RDouglasEzell]] 09:26, 11 November 2010 (CST)

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Relativism page's Internal Consistency section

Hi there. I don't think your section on Internal Consistency on the Relativism page works as currently presented.

While I think that you present a good argument against epistemic relativism, the argument doesn't touch other forms of relativism. As such, it should not be presented as a general attack on relativism.

If you think that you presented an argument against relativism in general, I'm afraid its just a straw man. For instance: A moral or cultural relativist may be an epistemic realist persuaded that reality does not impose any absolute standards on morality or culture beyond natural selection. You could not employ reductio ad absurdum against such positions as you do in your section, since it could be absolutely true that reality does not impose any absolute standards on morality or culture.

RDouglasEzell 08:57, 11 November 2010 (CST)

Atheism is based on faith

On the Atheism is based on faith page, you added:

"In a strict Epistemological sense atheism can be said to rest on faith, in that all knowledge must come through thought and/or sensory information, and both are fallible. By this understanding of the term "faith" however, the idea that the sun will rise tomorrow, that there is such a thing as "Tuesday", and that you, the reader, exist, are also based on faith."

to the main section.

I have to disagree with you completely here. Atheism, or not believing that a god exists, is not knowledge. It is lack of belief in a god. I would dare say that a person born with no sense organs, trees, and even rocks do not believe in a god. As such, they would be atheistic. In any case, absolutely no epistemic leaps of faith are needed not to believe in a god.

I don't mean to be picking on you. I'm pretty new to this wiki stuff and am just surfing the recent changes.

Have fun.

RDouglasEzell 09:26, 11 November 2010 (CST)

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