Belief without proof leads nowhere

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Are there things we should not know? There are many responses to the impulse toward experience, therefore, we pass through the essential stage of experience on the way to wisdom. But it remains a stage, not an end in itself. Beauty leaves a physical imprint of its passage through the brain, and new research has shown that certain brains may be more receptive to it than others. Artistic geniuses may be more than cultural phenomena; they may be genetic abnormalities whose sensory faculties are in tune to the essences of form and color, and they possess a sensitivity others can only imagine. Psychopathological interhemispheric dynamics are altered, dissipating old behavioral attitudes and patterns. This psychotherapeutic oneiric state is similar to the complex behavioral states of REM sleep and attentional orienting in that they all share the signature of the self-organized critical state. I'm an atheist. I have no spirtual beliefs at all. I see no point in worship, it is a waste of one's life. Yes I am a ordained minister of the universal life church. But I believe one should be rational and logical. Belief in god is not rational nor logical. If you say you, "believe in the one true God", then I say that, "you and I are both atheists" and that, "I just happen to believe in one less god than you". Belief without proof leads nowhere

Snakefootak,  I did not


 I did not see on your post any proof of your belief that belief without proof leads nowhere.  Since there was no proof for it, where should we conclude that it leads?

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belief without proof

As stated, we should conclude that it leads "no where".




  1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
    For whatsoever mother wit or art Could work, he put in proof. -w:Spenser.
    You shall have many proofs to show your skill. -w:Ford.
    Formerly, a very rude mode of ascertaining the strength of spirits was practiced, called the proof. -w:Ure.
  2. That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.
    I'll have some proof. -w:Shak.
    It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases. -w:Emerson.
    Note: Properly speaking, proof is the effect or result of evidence, evidence is the medium of proof. Cf. Demonstration, 1.
  3. The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.
  4. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
  5. (printing): A trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet.
  6. (mathematics): A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5.
  7. (obsolete): Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemedimpenetrable; properly, armor of proof.