How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?
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Everyone rationally knows truth from fiction as they perceive reality with their senses. Their senses are validated by the continued reliability of use. For instance, someone would know this apple is red because they can see with their eyes. They know their eyes are reliable because they have served so for as long as the person could see.
Truth/fiction -> truth is differentiated from fiction by senses -> senses are trustable because they have been reliable for all times in the past -> brain knows truth from fiction
BTW, which of your senses told you how every other person knows truth from fiction?
Truth/fiction -> truth is differentiated from fiction by senses -> senses are trustable because they have been reliable for all times in the past -> senses are reliable based on findings of multiple other senses' input -> brain knows truth from fiction
To put it in another way, one situation where this method to determine reality from delusion is compromised would be drug addict high on hallucinogens. His senses are not reliable, based on the incompatibility of one sense to the other. He may see a big red mushroom on the ground, but he cannot touch it. He cannot trust his senses. He cannot determine reality from delusion.
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