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But, you don't believe they DO exist, right? Or, do you? There's a difference between saying you don't believe they exist and you believe they don't exist. I'm not asking you to say you believe they don't exist; I'm merely asking if you believe they DO exist. Do you?
I don't believe they exist VS I believe they don't exist...
You seem to be on to something there....
But look, I am of the beleife that a thing is knowable only through the demonstration or observation of its attributes.
Hence I cant know that LowellGay exists unless I a observe some attributes that are said to belong to LowellGay.
Hence, its not about what I dont believe or what I believe dont; its about whether or not I am able to see the influences or attributes of those things manifested or demonstrated at any time.
So if I hear that fairies go "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee" then whenever I hear "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eee", I will naturally and logically attribute that sound to a fairies.
If the "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee " I hear happens to be a..... mouse screaming; that doesn't mean that there is no fairy... it could mean that a mouse is a part of the concept of what a "fairy" is.
A THING IS THE SUM OF IT ATTRIBUTES (to me anyway), as the whole is the sum of its parts.
So as long as the attribute of a thing that is described exists, then I cannot say that that thing in itself does not exist.