Update: Should It Make Sense To You To Be True?

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Question:   Is it true that Buddhism doesn’t require you to believe anything that doesn’t make sense to you?

Response: No. Here’s why…

I received some great comments to my original post about how confusing the diagram was.  I think my effort to tie in Buddhism got me started at the wrong place.  In this new diagram, I come to the same conclusion but I pull in the Buddhist context later. Hopefully this, well, makes more sense.

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First of all, what makes sense to us:

make sense

 

The Usual Suspects

Belief, logic, and knowledge are always suspect.  Knowledge less so, but nonetheless human knowledge is only true in that it is less wrong than the last thing.

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So…

make sense

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