Stephen, thank you for your reply. I think the problem with your model is that there doesn’t exist a rational, external observer who can say with any certainty what is a “belief” and what is “rational knowledge.”

When we go head to head in a debate with someone, we like to think we’re the “rational knower”, and the other person the “mere believer”, but there’s no rational reason to believe that! For all we know, we’re the one with an erroneous belief. My intent with this article was merely to draw attention to this assumption.

Written by

Personal growth writer & author ✺ seeking wisdom ✺ www.meganeholstein.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store