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Do you think that belief in something requires thinking it is real?


If not, please explain how one would go about believing in something one does not think to be real if no clear physical evidence for it exists.

 

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Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) says

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    The question is not about believing evidence; it's about whether or not you need to think something is real to believe in it. It's not even specifically about God. Please imagine there's something YOU don't think is real and apply the question to it.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Obviously, everything is evidence of God to someone who already thinks God is real; that wasn't the question. The question was whether it's necessary or not to think something is real to believe in it.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    Thank you for understanding the question and for not reading too much into it. I'm trying to understand how accepting cognitive dissonance works to allow a person to think something isn't real yet still believe in it.

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    Robert the Bruce 3 years ago

    Greg, the Bible is the claim, not the evidence. It has been proven to contain many errors. You say the resurrection of Jesus is based on objective evidence...I challenge you to provide some evidence other than the biased claims of the Bible. So?


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    The question I asked was whether or not you have to think something is real to believe in it. I'm not sure how your statement relates.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 3 years ago

    I think the definition of reality that is important to this question is the one held by the person who holds the belief. What a person thinks is real is his version of reality and the only one relevant to what he believes.