Re: Cannot prove nor disprove a soul.

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 17:11:13 MST

Clint O'Dell wrote:

> >>There are problems with all religions in that they try to
> make something that is by definition unknowable, knowable.<<
> One can't make something unknowable knowable, because by
> first primes unknowable means cannot know. If you were
> referring to god in the above as the unknowable, then how
> does one conceive of the idea? And it is assumed unknowable
> because it is make-believe.

Suppose I postulate "There is a Being whose essence is existence".
Is there any conceivable way of verifying this proposition? If "no",
then what is unknowable is the truth or falsity of the statement.
We an then entitled to to characterize the proposition as logically

But if instead I ask: "Is this proposition believable", that is, is it
possible to believe that it is true, by mere empirical induction the
answer is of course "yes".

Is there anything more to this issue than that?


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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