Knowing vs. Believing

Knowing is the end-all and be-all of existence. If it wasn’t for knowledge, we would be too afraid to discover, to create, to think. Fear is the absence of knowledge. You must believe in the things you know of. The logic says it all. It is impossible to not believe in something you know of. In order to believe, something must stem through to get to believe in something. That ‘something’ is knowledge.

Knowing is not the end-all and be-all of existence, Knowledge becomes purposive and instructive only when it enters the realm of belief. As they say, knowing does not always mean believing. Believing on the other hand always leads to instructive purpose. Empiric evidence may not always be a part of its structural integrity, but it is in the believing, not in knowing that we move towards a goal.

Which of the two preceding paragraphs do you agree with?

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