Originally Posted by Khajmer
My response and question to all of those people is thus: How do you know? As an agnostic, I ask that question of people a lot, but always silently or without expecting an answer. Now I do. I'm asking everyone who is convinced that it is a fact that their religion is true, not just believing it but thinking they actually know, how do you know?
What I'd like to know is: Does it matter? Attempting to explain something like that would be similar to describing blue to a blind person.
As you've said here, they think
they know. And that in itself has an identical definition of simply believing - having faith.
It can't be proven; no one knows.