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COHERENT BELIEF

The Civil Writer Magazine

Coherentism is a theory of justification through validation. It implies that for a belief to be justified it must belong to a coherent system of beliefs. For a system of beliefs to be coherent, the beliefs that make up that system must "cohere" with one another. If there was a belief that squirrels could fly the system of belief that it is born that way must be coherent and validating. Flying squirrels (scientifically known as Pteromyini or Petauristini) are a tribe of 50 species of squirrelsin the family Sciuridae. ...

Flying squirrels are able to steer and exert control over their glide path with their limbs and tail.

If there was a belief that dogs could fly the system of belief must be coherent enough to validate flying dogs. Otherwise You cannot have faith in that story. There should be validating evidence to that belief. Do all dogs fly or just one dog. Was it born with wings or a cape. What type of dog is it? Even if all these questions could be answered the system of belief that it was born from must be at least coherent and validating.

It implies that for a belief to be justified it must belong to a coherent system of beliefs down to the conception.

A belief that a God can be a man must belong to a coherent system of beliefs. Was there only one human born a God. There were at least fifteen other Egyptian Gods one born with a human body depicted with a falcon's head. And hundreds of Hindu Gods. But were they born of a virgin birth? It implies that for these beliefs to be justified they must belong to a coherent system of beliefs if a virgin birth is coherent. Therefore

"if the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true." If humans can be born as Gods then they are all Gods. Are those systems of coherent beliefs if one is. If one is a God the same knowledge of coherentism stands for all.