Self-Generated Knowledge?

2 Peter 2:12a and Jude 1:10 & 19 speak of those who are like brute beasts, unable to process rational thought and only able to respond to their five senses because they don’t listen to the Holy Spirit.

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Rocky: Assumptions fall into the class of made-up stuff. How do you think assumptions generate knowledge?

Sandy: I assume my sense experience is generally reliable (for example, I am not living in the matrix). Does this fall into the category of made-up stuff?

Rocky: Compare your statement to this statement: “God reveals my natural senses are somewhat reliable.” You’re confusing divine revelation with assumption.

Sandy Sandbuilder ignored another question: “How do you think assumptions generate knowledge?” How could assumptions generate knowledge? How could making up stuff generate knowledge?

When Rocky Rockbuilder pointed out that Sandy was blurring the distinction between divine revelation and assumption, Sandy avoided this issue by giving a deceptive example of an assumption. However, Sandy’s example of an assumption isn’t really an assumption at all. Instead, Sandy hijacked a revelation and falsely attributed it to assumption. So if Sandy wanted to be rational, he would need to use a pure assumption.

For instance, Sandy could have used an assumption like the following: “I assume that assumption is a better external check than the Holy Spirit. Does this assumption fall into the category of made-up stuff?” Alternately, Sandy could have used an assumption like the following: “I assume that divine revelation is subjective. Does this assumption fall into the category of made-up stuff?” Or Sandy could have said: “I assume that my own assumptions are objective. Does this assumption fall into the category of made-up stuff?”

Then those would be real assumptions. As it now stands, Sandy is confusing reality with make-believe by confusing revelation with assumption.
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