[ExI] Basis of Belief
thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Feb 29 00:07:17 UTC 2008
At 05:26 PM 2/28/2008 -0600, I wrote:
>At 09:20 AM 2/29/2008 +1030, Emlyn wrote:
> >An Agnostic is someone who says that the only way to know god is via
> >gnosis (internal insight?), and since that's bunk, there is no way to
> >know god.
>Well, no, that's a false etymology, and if it were correct agnostic
>would mean that gnosis is *wrong*
Oops, re-reading I see I put my own weight on the wrong foot. It's
still a false etymology (since in Huxley's coinage of the word
"gnosis" just means "knowledge"), but I see we're not *really*
disagreeing; it means there's no way to be certain about any answer
to the god question.
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