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Re: Rationalism and Philosophy

Posted by Dr. Bob on October 15, 2002, at 22:08:53

In reply to Re: Rationalism and Philosophy celesteloveage, posted by Dr. Bob on October 15, 2002, at 17:29:46

> > > When I was a teenager, I discovered philosophy, and after much study and serious thought, self honesty, and rational thinking, found that religion was just not true. Others may disagree, but I am convinced that if you take an honest, rational look at religion, you will come out agnostic or atheist.

But isn't faith not about being "rational", but about believing? Is the former necessarily better?

> > > Phaedo is a record of the conversation Socrates had with his friends in jail on the day he was executed by the Athenians... He explained that it is better for a man to die with dignity, than to live badly.
> > >
> > > fachad

And that was a conclusion he arrived at through rational thinking?

Bob


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