How do you think I should respond to such a statement. Especially with regard to the 'faith’ bit. Faith here being defined as belief in something without evidence.
Since theists and atheists hold beliefs that are being told as having an equal grounding in faith since it can be said that all human knowledge is ultimately built on foundational assumptions, like the belief that one very important belief is that the 'laws’ which seem to describe the way the universe works on a basic level will not become redundant tomorrow and since one of the main axioms of science is the reliability of induction. We have 'faith’ in inductive reasoning, so the only way we can believe science works is faith.
Any idea on how an atheist could respond to something like this? I realize that science and inductive reasoning are founded on such basic assumptions so basic that if you were to doubt it, you’d essentially doubting whether we can know anything but is there a way I can respond to this objection that Atheists have faith based beliefs too?
Posted: March 20th 2013