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Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard e

Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to a

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The Resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, o

The Resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps ev

We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's m

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reser

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Disagreements between incompatible beliefs cannot be settled by reasoned ar

Disagreements between incompatible beliefs cannot be settled by reasoned argument because reasoned argument is drummed out of those trained in religion from the cradle.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I'd like Muslims to look at their religion as a set of beliefs that they ca

I'd like Muslims to look at their religion as a set of beliefs that they can appraise critically and pick and choose from.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It is no coincidence that so many religious beliefs date back to times when

It is no coincidence that so many religious beliefs date back to times when no science could possibly have accounted satisfactorily for many of the natural phenomena inspiring scripture and myths.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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