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Friday, January 12, 2007

Apologize: Christians and the Empiricists

"The view which I put forward for your consideration is that the intention of a Christian to follow a Christian way of life is not only the criterion for the sincerity of his belief in the assertion of Christianity; it is the criterion for the meaningfulness of his assertions. The meaning of a religious assertion is given by its use in expressing the asserter's intention to follow a specific policy of behavior... it is the intention to behave which constitutes (for the outside world) what my be known of Christian conviction."

- R.B. Braithwaite, The Nature of Religious Belief.