It is my fundamental belief that fundamental beliefs do not need justification.
Note the consistency of this belief. If it were otherwise, I would have to justify this belief. The statement would still be true, but I would not be able to call this belief “fundamental“.
My fundamental beliefs may be different from fundamental beliefs of other people. According to my fundamental belief, I cannot say or show anything to convince other people that my fundamental belief is true. So, when someone asks me to show evidence for my fundamental beliefs, it simply tells me that the person does not understand what he is asking. I don’t either.
When someone tells me that my fundamental beliefs have no evidence, proof, and such — I readily agree. “It is as you say.” There is no burden of proof. There would be if I tried to convince anyone, but that would contradict my fundamental belief.
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. — Matthew 27:11
In this blog, I would like to discuss beliefs — not to convince anyone, but to understand. What do we believe? Why? How do we know what we know? What about evidence and reason? What about falsifiability and other attributes of science? Feel free to agree or disagree and thanks for reading.