by romansh ⌂ @, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 18:26 (4445 days ago) @ dhw

I wouldn't call it Eden, but then I don't believe Eden ever existed!
I too am skeptical of a literal interpretaion of the Garden of Eden story. As a metaphor though it is quite interesting. Joseph Campbell explains it nicely.-"That is to say, put yourself back in the position of paradise before you thought in terms of good and evil. You don't hear that much from the pulpits." 
Here he is trying to say the old testament is advising us not to think in dualistic terms.
 -> Knowledge: "information which is accepted as being true by general consensus among those who are aware of it."
> Belief: "information which individuals accept as being true although there is no general consensus on its truth."
> I see faith simply as a strong belief, often in a religious context, which doesn't require any further definition.-I think it is useful to to agree on definitions. Helps with clarity of discourse. But the question remains have we defined say "knowledge" into existence? And does this remain a thought. I understand this is solipsism gone mad - but this I suspect is at the very core of agnosticism.

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