Originally Posted by brewmenn
He reminds me about why I have a difficult time accepting one religion as the ultimate truth. Why did one small band of middle eastern goat herders get all the right answers while the rest of the millions of people in the world were allowed to wander off and make up their own answers?
Consider the law of non-contradiction. If I claim the world is round, and someone else claims it is flat, it surely cannot be both at the same time. So either it is round, or it is flat. Just because people argue over it, or just because the actual answer may not seem as likely to you as to others, does not make it false.
What makes something true or false is the value of its claim and the content of its proof.