Saturday, February 05, 2005

The Rigors of Skepticism

"As my father said " for a believer, no proof is necessary. For a non believer all the proof in the world will not be enough."

No offense to your father, but I don't think he understands what skepticism is all about. In fact, that statement is saying that an unbeliever is a cynic who wouldn't believe even when seeing evidence to the contrary. But if there were proof only loons would claim skepticism.

The whole point of skepticism is to not accept claims without rigorous review and understanding the evidence for it. Most faiths simply do not withstand such rigors.

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