One thing I’ve noticed is almost always, the same people who are religious also believe in other supernatural or otherwise far-out things, such as ancient aliens, ghosts, conspiracy theories, etc. And it’s not so much WHAT they choose to believe, it’s the METHOD they use to determine what is credible, which in many cases, is faulty. For example, saying: “I believe because lots of others believe,” or “I believe because it’s how I was raised,” or “I believe because some smart people believe.” These are all BAD BAD BAD reasons for believing anything. And yet, they are generally the most common reasons people use.
Categories: Daniel Turner
People usually believe their own experience – they may not necessarily know what to make of it but they don’t want to dismiss it just because it doesn’t fit their existing beliefs. I think this is part of having integrity – to accept the unknown and stay open to possibilities. If we stick with what can be proved to our own satisfaction then our view of the world may be narrower than reality. “There are more things in heaven and earth than anyone has dreamed of ….”