What causes some people to continue adhering to outdated and outmoded ideologies

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    What causes some people to continue adhering to outdated and outmoded ideologies and beliefs

    when conclusive, authenthicated evidence disaproves such ideologies and beliefs?


  2. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    Perhaps the proof is not sufficient to satisfy them. Also, oftentimes some beliefs just repackage themselves over the years and call themselves new things, or they mesh belief systems from other faiths and call it that. Kabbalah, wicca witchcraft, paganism, new age, science of the mind, scientology, have some commonalities and some differences. Then there's mormonism, Amish, Christianity, Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, the protestant groups, and in the Philippines the iglesia ni Kristo which some say blends Jehovah's Witness with some other faiths. Atheists have similarities with agnostics, and humanists. Communist societies and societies like North Korea practice atheism or, if they allow churches to meet, the church is subject to government interpretation. I think for as long as people live, they will always want to find the answer to the meaning of life, and this is because we all feel emptiness inside, whether we have faith or are atheists.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If the "emptiness" inside would just translate itself to curiosity instead of religion's empty promises, we might get somewhere.

    2. grand old lady profile image84
      grand old ladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Curiosity won't fill the emptiness inside. If anyone says curiosity will fill it, they are deluded. You have good days, you have bad days. But curiosity is something everyone has, whether you have faith or not. It is what it is. It isn't the answer.

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    mbuggiehposted 4 years ago

    Oh my!

    I probably should not post the first thing that jumped into my mind and should probably find a way to judiciously express my thoughts...

    So...let me try to articulate them politely:

    Lack of education; lack of critical thinking skills; lack of information;rejection of education; rejection of critical thinking; rejection of information coupled with hyper-religiosity (Which science very recently demonstrated may be related to a particular expression of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder).

    1. grand old lady profile image84
      grand old ladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The last paragraph is a convenient stereotype to label faith. It's a generalization and it's not true.


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