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´╗┐TOK Doubt is the key to knowledge Knowledge is a familiarity acquired by perception, sense, logic, emotion, faith or a report. Knowledge is something that should be concrete as it is based on evidence and truth. Doubt is uncertainty about anything. Superficially doubt and knowledge stand poles apart. But on deep reflections, it can be analyzed that the principles of doubt are based on reasoning which stands no different from thinking. Thus the instinct of doubt may lead to knowledge, and can also be interpreted as wisdom. Thus, doubt leads to knowledge: but can it be the key to knowledge? Language is relevant to the theory of knowledge because it is one of the main ways in which we acquire knowledge about the world. ...read more.

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Does god really exist? If yes, how ? as a thing, or a force, or in an entirely different way? It is religion that secerns man from animals. Religion is not only about the existence of god, it is claimed to be associated with values, virtues and righteousness also. 84% of the total population of the world (7 billion) is under the sway of religion. Religion is the way to seek God. Every religion has its own dogmas and convictions. Different religions have different views about such things as the nature of god, what happens when we die, and which prophets and holy books contain the absolute truth. But is there any evidence which religion is true? ...read more.

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According to him the word religion or god was coined by priests in order to exploit and dominate the public. ?Like one fierce cloud over a waste of waves, Hung Tyranny; beneath, sate deified The sister-pest, congregator of slaves; Into the shadow of her pinions wide Anarchs and priests, who feed on gold and blood? - P.B. Shelley The people of my country are highly religious. My country, India, is inhabited by people from all walks of life ? Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. The people are obsessed with god to such an extent that many birds, animals and plants are considered as embodiment of god. Priests play with their religious sentiments even at the expense of their lives. There are almost 330 million reincarnations of god. The people have become so superstitious that even an anomalous birth is claimed to have a reincarnation of god, http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population ...read more.

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