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 into ideologies that people are passionate about (like dis- or non-belief). For "sacred" causes why do emotions tend to trump reason?
by Deborah Sexton 7 years ago
All the time I hear Christians say the Jews rejected Jesus so God has given Israel's place to the ChristiansHas the church really replaced Israel? I don't think so!From the Hebrew Bible, Book of Jeremiah"Thus said HASHEM , who established the sun for light by day and the laws of the moon and...
by Kathleen Morales 3 years ago
People will talk publicly about sex, or politics, but avoid speaking about God. Why?
by Debra Allen 3 years ago
Why Would You Want To Change Others Religious Beliefs?There has been lots of questions about changing the views of Athiests, Gnostics and even other Christians,. Why would you have the need or desire to change anyone's views of God? Is there some kind of pay-off with that?
by Cagsil 4 years ago
Hello everyone,Please answer how you choose.The title says it all.Why is there a need for a god?What you cannot control your own thoughts?What you cannot control your own actions?What you cannot hold yourself to honesty?What you cannot hold yourself honestly accountable?I hold no belief in or of a...
by Shil1978 6 years ago
How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking?
by ledefensetech 8 years ago
Left wing nuts were just sure that this guy was killed by anti-government zealots:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091125/ap_ … JpdGllc2g-So when the Ft. Hood thing happened, we were all enjoined to not start making assumptions about the shooter. Really? Looks like our media...
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