Posted: Feb 03, 2011 4:19 pm
by ScholasticSpastic
Belief or lack of belief is something that individuals must decide for themselves, based on their own interpretation of the support for or against a proposition and their interpretation of the veracity of that support. As such, it is impossible for any of us to have converted anyone from any view to another. This is something that everyone does for themselves. At most, we can help others see the benefit of a more rigorous assessment of the support for a proposition and help inculcate in them an understanding of rational argument.

If my assessment of the situation as stated above is true, then I cannot accept any claims of conversion in this thread; nor do I hope ever to be able to make such a claim myself.