Friday, August 09, 2002

Kids' Questions and Adults' Questions

Yesterday, Mark at Minute Particulars commented on the sorts of questions materialists and atheists ask, e.g. "Does God exist?" or "Is there such a thing as a soul?". Mark proposes that such questions are usually sorted out by people as children, but that -- for some reason -- atheists and materialists never did so. He goes on to (rightly) point out that assertions like "God does not exist" are ultimately non-sensical and irrational, because to assert them implies that there is no necessary existant, which is rationally impossible.

He makes some other thought-provoking comments, but rather than trying to summarize them, let me recommend that you simply go read the post. As always, Mark has solid stuff to say.

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