Saturday, July 21, 2007

euphemizing belief's origin

A recent conversation with an Intelligent Design supporter produced the following snippet...

I ask, "Why do you believe in a creator? It's fear, no?"

"No." was the response.

"Then why do you believe?" I ask.

"It gives me comfort."

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Blogger Alec Couros said...

I think those that believe because of just that reason (comfort) are known as fideists.

I came across a very similar dialogue in Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things ..."


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