The Ethics of Belief

Ruth

The Living Force
ark said:
THE ETHICS OF BELIEF (1879), W. K. Clifford

Part 2:

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They would not be innocent, they would only be not found out. Every one of them, if he chose to examine himself in foro conscientiae [Before the tribunal of conscience], would know that he had acquired and nourished a belief, when he had no right to believe on such evidence as was before him; and therein he would know that he had done a wrong thing.

So many people (most people?) will go to their deaths firmly believing something that is wrong or incorrect. It's scary really.
 
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