I mean that, for example, if people who call themselves Christian truly believed the lies they have accepted, they would be fervent Christians. That does not seem to be the case.Hermit;683170 wrote: GIa, the question is not about "we". In your opening post you wrote: "Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them? "I want to know if you really mean that we accept lies even though we know they are lies? Do you think, for instance, that adherents of the Catholic Christian denomination believe their Church's dogmata even though they know they are lies? If not, what do you mean?
For instance, in Finland, where about 95% claim to be Christian, only about 4% ever go to church even once a year.
Not quite what a true believer would do. No?[/QUOTE]
What sort of an argument is that? If people who call themselves Christian truly believed the lies they have accepted, they would not regard those lies as lies but as truths.
Your statistics concerning Finland are out of date, but near enough, so there's no need to argue about them. What do they tell us? Almost none of the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland go to church on a weekly basis. Duh.
Now tell me how any of this leads to the conclusion that "we accept lies even though we know they are lies". What lies are the Finns shown to accept even though they know they are lies by hardly ever going to church?