Posted: Jan 11, 2019 9:49 am
by Cito di Pense
zulumoose wrote:
citing any cases you know of in which belief in gods is NOT attributed to ignorance


That rather depends on who is doing the attributing. Attributing is not objective.

If he had used the word "due" instead of "attributed" you would have a point.


Assessing ignorance is not the same as assessing stupidity. We know how to assess ignorance. What you're saying is that we can't do it here because there are no facts in question. Problem solved. What do you propose as an alternative? Being batshit nuts? Brute stupidity? Got any better alternatives? I already mentioned the misuse of induction when there are no cases on which to base an induction.

Belief in gods is easily attributed to ignorance of whether there are, in fact, any gods, and "due to" works identically, here.