Because anything else is an appeal to ignorance.I can't see why you choose to adhere yourself(s) so firmly to the known external reality.
I've never said we now anything. But you can't possibly make decisions based on ignorance. It's literally impossible.Humans have been steadily increasing their understanding of the world and the state of human existence. Are you under the impression that every "revelation" we will have as beings about our existence has already occured? That we "know" all their is about the philosophy of existing?
I agree. I've never said otherwise. But the point is that most of these religious concepts don't defy just one or two facets of what we know, but literally most or all of what we know. Additionally many of them are also literally logically impossible. Again, we can know with 100% that the Judeo-Christian God does not exist because it is logically impossible. That there is no such being as Yahweh/Jehova/JHVH/The Trinity is an objective fact. Anyone who disagrees is simply wrong. Period. The belief contains logical contradictions and thus is a falsehood that can be derived as a priori knowledge.Seriously, are we done with this facet of science and discovery? I'm asking you as I am clearly far too uneducated to even begin to answer this. My impression is that, as human history has showed us, we are just as likely to be seeing the tip of the iceberg as we are viewing the big picture. Thus, while I find it utterly foolish to (A) believe/suggest that God/a soul or other such concepts exist, (B) live under the impression that the external reality is false, I can't see the harm in keeping a healthy skepticism and a mild level of doubt that we have reached the pinnacle of human understanding of our own status.
If someone walks up to you and asks if Sagan's Dragon really exists are you going to not say no?I'm using way too many word again, and apologize for being so difficult to understand. Here's my point in short: I'm going to my deathbed without any expectation of an eternal consciousness, or heaven, or any of that. But if someone walks over to me and asks if heaven exists, I'm not going to simply say "no."