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A probabilistic approach to theism / atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Jul 16, 2012. 2 Replies

It is a very nerdy approach, but the idea is to try and quantify your beliefs as probabilities. Expressing them as such I find is often useful as it shows your ideas are not based on faith, but that…Continue

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Alex replied to Alex's discussion 'A probabilistic approach to theism / atheism'
"Are those possibilities subsets? I had no intention of narrowing it down to specifics, or are there possibilities which aren't captured in the above answers?"
Jul 16, 2012
Doug Reardon replied to Alex's discussion 'A probabilistic approach to theism / atheism'
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A probabilistic approach to theism / atheism

It is a very nerdy approach, but the idea is to try and quantify your beliefs as probabilities. Expressing them as such I find is often useful as it shows your ideas are not based on faith, but that you have actually asked yourself the questions, and rather than taking a guess at what is most likely you are assigning a probability to the answer.The idea is simple, construct a probability tree with three questions in the order of the questions I have outlined below (more questions can always be…See More
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I'm a geologist, and also an atheist/pastafarian
I enjoy a good laugh and spend a little too much time discussing religion.
I spend a lot of time defending the "atheism" and "pastafarian" pages on facebook from religious trolls, feel free to add me as a friend http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001287780731 it's not a serious account.
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I enjoy intellectual discussion, and I find often the best discussions about religion are when you exclude the religious. The most challenging questions I have encountered were always from atheists, and the deepest philosophy.
Why you left your religion.
I grew up in a new age religion (no tick box for it)
I left because I didn't know why I believed. I couldn't justify my belief the same way I could justify any of my other beliefs
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