Weaknesses

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Philosophy (Religious Experience) Mind Map on Weaknesses, created by joe_lamy on 04/11/2013.

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Weaknesses
1 Various alternative explanations found in pyschology, physiology and sociology
1.1 If we can explain experiences naturally, then the force of the argument may be limited
2 Usually private experiences;
2.1 While this may convince the experiencer, does not always do so for those nearby
2.1.1 This led Bertrand Russel to reject the argument
2.1.1.1 It is impossible to confirm or deny what is happening inside someone else
3 Believers tend to interpret experiences in the light of their religious beliefs and traditions
4 Believers in different faiths claim their experiences prove the truth of their faith
4.1 But, they can't be all right, surely?

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