Proofs are different of reasons
In our talks the problem of existence is one of the main issues . We want to know if a certain thing is real or not , and if it is how does it influence our lives . In order to know it we usually try to find proofs for that thing ; in our hurry to do it many times we confuse reasons for proofs . They are different things . A proof is something that provides sufficient evidence for the existence of something and it's necessarily objective while a reason is
rather something that justify what we think .
I try to think at an example that will made what I said more clear but I find now once again that we actually have/know very few proofs for the things we think we know .
This distinction is crucial when we talk about God . There have been many times put the question : why to believe in the existence of God if I don't have/know any proof for it ? (I don't know of any ).The proofs for God seem to be impossible for us. The answer is simple if we make the distinction : because I have reasons to do it .
This is why I think the battle on this subject should be carried in terms of reasons and that adopting skepticism about this issue because 'I don't have/know proofs' is not necessarily irrational but inappropriate .
Closing Statement from E G
It seems we all agree on the distinction made , we may differ in views on the application of it .
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