313Re: skeptical - debate about including religion in skepticism
- Jul 14, 2006Eric Krieg wrote:
> The local skeptics group I am in, PhACT (like mostThere is a distinction to be made between religion and
> small local groups) takes the position that it is
> perhaps politically more expedient ot focus
> on "here and now" claims like dowsing or astrology
> that can be directly tested than esoteric questions
> like the existence of God.
belief in God. One can believe in God, but not as he
is described in any religion. Some brilliant minds
(such as Einstein and Beethoven) have had such
beliefs. One should also take note that such
believers generally acknowledge that it is a *belief*,
which leaves open the possibility that the belief
might be incorrect, unlike those who, lemming-like,
adhere to religious dogma.
Astrology and dowsing cannot stand the test of logic.
Neither can religion.
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