Do religions only differ in the parts that can’t be verified?

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  1. peddiebill says:

    Certainly the speculative claims to do with life after death cannot be verified, but I wonder how much of the common Christian creeds would also be found to rely on opinion, no matter how sincere or popular. For example born of a Virgin (when this claim is challenged by some Bible scholars on the ground that the Virgin bit is based on a mistranslation) “raised on the third day” when the gospels describe the timing of Crucifixion and resurrection as less than three days.

  2. TheFlyingOrc says:

    This seems a bit like a tautology. If things disagree on parts that can be verified, then they are either in agreement, or one is provably false. I have yet to encounter a religion that has a truth claim that it is willing to admit is definitely false!

    • peddiebill says:

      Well spotted. However since the assumptions of each religion not only identify the beliefs of those following that religion, but also identify why others with different views on the same issues are not followers, it might be desirable for the followers to know which of the beliefs is justified by objective evidence.

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