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Why do the rules change when thinking and speaking about religious beliefs?


Some people tend not to use rational, instrumental reasoning when it comes to religious beliefs in general or to what they regard as "sacred values." This has been validated by anthropological studies (e.g., http://www-personal.umich.edu/~axe/negj0708.pdf) and can even extend beyond the domain of faith. If people process evidence differently, how can a person reliably and objectively ascertain what is in fact true when it comes to religious belief?

 

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    CH Elijah Sadaphal (Dr CHE Sadaphal) 16 months ago

    I don't necessarily disagree with most of what you said, but the fact still remains: many subscribers to a faith (Christian or not) validate that belief by saying, "I feel" rather than "I think" or "I came to know after weighing the evidence."


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