Originally posted by jaywill
What is the proper number of total beliefs that should exist so as to be likely there is truth ?
He's going to think your question just as stupid as I do.
There is no magic proper number of beliefs that should exist.
What he was pointing out in the op is that in the USA alone there are at least 313 different
religions pretty much all of which claim to be the one truth and that all the others are wrong
and none of which have any evidence for their claims.
Which means that even if by sheer blind luck one happened to be correct you have a 1 in 313
chance of picking the right one.
But of course there is no reason to suppose that any are correct as none have any supporting evidence
and new ones appear all the time increasing that number (although some also die out occasionally).
Given the context and meaning of the OP your question is nonsensical.
He did not imply or suggest that there is any 'correct' number of beliefs that would mean that one or
all are truth.
Because whatever number of beliefs are posited you could always take a different set of the same number
out of the infinite set of all possible beliefs.