The quote that interested me helps me frame my comprehension of some of my friends' faith claims in response to a question I posed on an earlier post.
Dr. Coyne reporting on his conversation with liberal Christians:
"The 'different ways of knowing' trope arose several times. One person compared religion to poetry (i.e., an emotional response to the world) and science to prose (a rational and empirical approach to the world). I mentioned (and this was difficult to say before such a group) that I didn't think that religion was a way of knowing anything: that different religions had different dogmas and different answers to questions like 'What is the proper place of a woman in society?' . . . what religion really helps us 'know', and how can Methodists be confident that what they 'know' is true and the different things 'known' by Muslims, Hindus, and Southern Baptists are wrong."
This follows my understanding of the nature of belief (it's commentary on reality doesn't extend beyond human facility for aesthetics).
How do you know that your belief is "knowledge"? What methods do you apply?