In Spirituality, what is the difference between nonexistence and denial?

Not primarily speaking of a supreme being, but some deny things such as love, fear or even the holocaust, which we know happened.

Can denying something make it void – or is there another side to the coin here – any opinions?

3 thoughts on “In Spirituality, what is the difference between nonexistence and denial?

  1. Denial: something is true, but you refuse to believe it
    Nonexistence: it doesn’t matter what you think, it doesn’t exist

  2. Some people want to rewrite or erase history. Denying something doesn’t mean it never happened or isn’t real. I can say that God and Heaven or the Devil and Hell doesn’t exist. Even if I don’t have faith I will find out the truth when I die.

    Some people may deny that emotions exist because they’ve never felt love or they don’t know what love means. There are certain laws of nature and emotions that can never be changed.

  3. Fundamentalist assertion: “They’re not beliefs — they’re truths.”

    LoL

    Denial is part and parcel of the suspension of disbelief required to believe in the impossible claims and stories of scripture.

    If you have faith, you don’t need the truth!

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