If sensory knowledge is defective, why do we use it to refute atheistic theories?

by Chaitanya CharanJanuary 25, 2015

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  • Ajit Krishna Dasa
    October 14, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Hare Krishna! Dandavat Pranama! The validity of sense perception and logic cannot be established without reference to sabda. We have to ask ourselves how we can know that our senses and intelligence are working at all as epistemic tools. All knowledge comes from Krishna, and so we cannot independently know they are valid epistemic tools. Their validity comes to God. Therefore atheists cannot know anything at all. And if they claim to have knowledge if can ask them how they can have knowledge without proving the validity of their senses and intelligence. They cannot. They have to assume God in order to claim they have knowledge, and therefore atheism breaks down at this point. There is ultimately no need to argue back and forth over sense data. To even evaluate sense data we have to presuppose God.

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