John Brockbank wrote:
>> Now if I say
>> (3) I believe that Santa Claus does not exist
>> Am I still buying into the Clausists presuppositions?
> Santa Claus does not exist. So it is not a matter which has anything to
> with belief (for adults). Beliefs are about things where there is no way
> finding whether they are so or not. For example: who is the best tennis
> player ever? One can believe that Sampras was the best, or Rod Laver etc.
> Interestingly, beliefs are about things that don't actually matter at all,
> which make no difference to anything. That is why there is no way of
> finding out.
If you say that beliefs and the existence of God is something that can't be
determined, then you could say the same about Santa. There is some remote
chance that Santa rides his invisible sleigh.