Verification of religious experience

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Principle of Testimony
Swinburne - We should believe people unless we have a strong reason not to
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Principle of Credulity
if we assume all experiences to be false then we could never know anything
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Teresa of Avila
had a vision, was taken seriously in the community as she was a respected figure
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St Paul's conversion
Can't be denied as caused such extreme change
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Potential issues
People lie, it is in human nature to doubt
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Hindu mystics
Their experience could be created by soma/drug use
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Frank Davis
Created a list of characteristics used to question experiences
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Angel of Mons
Psychological? Versions kept changing and was only spoken of some time after the event
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St Paul's conversion
Nobody other than him saw the vision
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Potential Issues
God works in mysterious ways, divine so cannot be fully known or explained by humans, can't critique what we don't understand
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Principle of Credulity

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if we assume all experiences to be false then we could never know anything

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Teresa of Avila

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St Paul's conversion

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Potential issues

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