Some people say “seeing is believing”.  In fact, some people take the position that they will only believe what they can see.  “I don’t believe in an invisible man in the sky.  If I can’t see it, it must not exist” they say.

Being able to know things (epistemology) only through your five senses is called empiricism.  Empiricism is a theory that states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience.

 

      So, whattaya do when someone says “I only believe in what I can see”.

 

Several things.

       First, ask them if they used their minds to reason to their conclusion.

                        They’ll respond with a resounding “Yes!”

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Next, ask them if their mind is visible or invisible? Not their brain, but their mind.  And, you can ask if their thoughts are visible or invisible while you’re at it.

       Everyone I’ve asked has said their mind is invisible.

The Conclusion: so you’ve used your invisible mind to reason and think invisible thoughts to conclude that invisible things don’t exist.

                  Makes perfect sense!

When you realize that you can know that invisible things exist without using your five senses, reality begins to make sense.

Here are a few more things that really exist yet are not visible:  good, evil, love, laws of logic, minds, thoughts, memories, reason, truth, knowledge, justice, mercy, consciousness, and conscience just to name a few.

I bet you didn’t know that you believed in so many invisible things, did you?  If someone challenges you on this, ask them where you can get a pound of evil sliced thin?  Or, what does truth smell like, or how much do the laws of logic weigh?

Have some fun with it, and now you know whattaya do.  Glad you asked.

 

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