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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

Any world view should not be held to the more strongly merely because the consequences of doing so (or not doing so) are great.

  1. Belief in any proposition should be based on knowledge of the world as it is, not on what we might wish to be the case, nor on mere dissatisfaction with an alternative world in which that proposition did not hold.
  2. Hence, to take the case of Christianity, the hope of immortal bliss, the love of (or reverence for) Jesus, the fear of death or eternal punishment etc. are of no relevance in deciding whether or not Christianity is actually true.

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