[ExI] Basis of Belief

Damien Broderick 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.

Damien Broderick

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