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September 16, 2015


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"If your Personal Beliefs deny what's objectively true about the world, then they're more accurately called Personal Delusions."

Does this include the personal belief that there is such a thing as "objectively true"?

No? Didn't think so.

For "delusions" are always what OTHER people believe. And "dogma" is also what OTHER people believe.

Interesting, humans, very interesting.

Personal Beliefs and Personal Delusions...

Who rules your life? Your Conscious or Subconscious Mind?


Which has the greater control over our life?

Where are our memories, beliefs, emotions, experiences since birth, stored?

So, for religiously minded folks, it's hard for them to separate out their emotional attachments to a given belief, from the validity of the belief itself.

When growing up religious, specific beliefs are associated with important human conditions:


It is hard for the religiously minded to separate specific beliefes from these factors. It feels to them, if you are questioning beliefs, you are attacking their *identity* and purpose.

Now, this may have a lot to do with child-hood indoctrination. BUT, as atheists and agnostic humanists, if we really want to change peoples minds, we need to be aware of these emotional connections. We need to give the religiously minded a way to find community, belonging, identity and purpose outside of their specific beliefs.

"If your Personal Beliefs deny what's objectively true about the world, then they're more accurately called Personal Delusions."

That seems straightforward..hopefully it's equally simple to find out what's objectively true.

It is very interesting what people consider "objective truth" what if God did not want it's existence easily known? What if God insisted on a sort of "Faith" based on unprovable circumstances or a belief in something that could not be proven? Science is what is considered to be proven fact, yet in fact, many of sciences so-called "facts" are being disproven regularly and replaced with the "new proven facts" that have been freshly discovered, delusion can also be considered objective, a delusion in science is just as valid as any religious delusion, they are both results of the use of man's free will, dogma or otherwise.

OMG, Lance, you’re one of those “New Atheists”.


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