"I learned long ago that I don’t get a vote regarding reality. Reality is whatever it is, regardless of my desires. The best I can do is attempt to accurately perceive the truth of how things are.
However, if you ask me if…"
"I would ask what "well-informed" is supposed to mean? Also, I assume there is homogeneity in Nagel's bevy of religious believers because if Nagel's religious believers are of different religions he quite…"
"It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God!
He is hardly any different from an agnostic who does not want to believe in a god and is waiting…"
"Our preferences and "wishful thinking" do in fact drive and motivate our reasoning. Without emotion we'd be paralyzed by all the little commonplace decisions we don't notice.
And yes, I've encountered people with the inverse…"
"I think you bring up an interesting point. I could not help but follow it up in my mind with a whimsical question though. Are there any versions of theism that you, or any non-theist for that matter, would feel comfortable with? For the sake of…"
"I completely agree with that statement. I say stuff like that nearly every day. Like Ava I don't think he's claiming it as a reason or argument for his non belief - it's simply an added opinion. And one that I share. I really…"