Ok, so I went over to Hezekiah’s blog today and found he posted an interesting article, title “Does Thinking Count as Knowledge?”
Well Hezekiah, my answer is “no” thinking does not count as knowledge because thinking is a process and knowledge is a reward from understanding.
Thinking begets understanding which begets knowledge.
See the process there?
How about a bigger picture:
Thinking -> Understanding -> Knowledge
Anywhere in there you can deviate and lose your way. So no, thinking does not count as knowledge, but knowledge provides evidence of a thought process. (hey how about those words, we’ve even built the answer into a common phrase “thought process”)
Now, I have been reading Hezekiah’s blog for a while as you all know, and I think I have come up with a challenge for our friend and here it is:
- Prove that you exist outside of the internet.
- Prove that your god is not merely a computer programmer.
I see your “faith” as something built into a computer program as an else/if statement.
Here is a chunk of what I believe to be your code.
While( GodExists < 2 && != 0 )
If( Challenged > 0)
And I believe your “rapture” is actually the day of “Reinstallation” where the hard drive is formatted and the Operating System is reinstalled.
Now after all of this I would like to point out that I have no issue with any religion, as long as their followers are doing it right. I feel that the current tactics of Christian Apologists are amoral and without reason or understanding of others world views, and this is a major crime in my book. One should not condemn others for a lack of their own understanding.