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Discussion 4 to Meditation 15
We don't go around wanting proof

by: JT

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I suppose you raised your question because you find 'I want proof' inconsistent with the third article of faith:

3. We are apathetic to the existence or nonexistence of a Supreme Being.

And yes, if I was going around actively looking for proof so I could stop being an agnostic, then I certainly not be living up to that third article.

But an active search is not what is implied in the response you are questioning. What I suggest is implicit in the reply is that to move away from agnosticism, I, as an agnostic, want proof (or at least very convincing evidence) to switch to either belief or disbelief.

No - we don't go around wanting proof - but if someone wishes to change our minds, then yes, we do require proof from them if they are to succed.