Do you "BELIEVE IN " God? " BELIEVE IN " . meaning certain people THEIST present a a PROPOSITION / a PROPOSAL .. of the CONCEPT of a " SUPREME BEING " ..
... BELIEF is a individual persons conviction of it PROPOSITION or ALLEGATION " TO BE the case " WITHOUT DIRECT KNOWLEDGE ..
BELIEF is based on FAITH aka TRUST in the Character of the other person PROMOTING the PROPOSITION / PROPOSAL ,,, in this case a god proposition/ proposal
that person who is Promoting the Proposition proposal , is doing so based on he being CONVINCED by another person who PROMOTED it to him and or by CULTURE , SOCIETAL organization . by "THEIR promoted TEXT or " DOCTRINE "...aka CHAIN BELIEF
the majority of the time its a GENERATIONAL promotion....
. which does not tell a PERSON ANYTHING AT ALL about the PROPOSITION to be a FACT or ACTUALLY " to be the case " . but leaning more towards a COGNITIVE BIAS .
.. I find that CRITICAL THINKING and using inductive and Deductive reasoning as tools and skills .. to view PROPOSITION / Proposal ...
THEIST have FAILED to present a INDEPENDENT of mere human ( theist ) ASSERTION " SELF EVIDENT " god
Human beings are the creator of LANGUAGES . and Writing system we INVENT new words on a regular basis we INVENTED all the words we use . many which have MULTIPLE uses as well as PEOPLE invent COMMUNICATION methods ....
.. many people have CELL PHONES.. I supect using my IMAGINATION I could IMAGINE that a SUPREME BEING could tap into a CELL PHONE ..
.. PEOPLE could IMAGINE a stuffed Teddy bear has human senses. because it has a Head two button eyes two manufactured extension that resemble legs and arms and a "body " or behavior toward a ROBOT as if it has HUMAN emotions and senses and PERSONIFY IT same as for a concept ideas and human thoughts
the word " God is AMBIGUOUS .
I have heard many of the various THEISTIC PROPOSITION and have not drawn the CONCLUSION it is warranted as in "BELIEVE IN " or "IT IS the CASE "..
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