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Irrational Faith Has A Foundation Of Sand And Dust

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Posted by Mario Dovalina on August 29, 2001 02:36:37 UTC

If faith is irrational, you all too often end up believing what sounds good to you instead of what logic and reason would suggest is a more valid model. While it makes for a pleasant world view, it will inevitably be unreliable as a source of truth because your convictions on the nature of the outside world are influenced completely by your subconscious. This is a negative thing if you are a searcher for truth (scientist) or a positive thing if you are a searcher for happiness (theologian.) It all depends on where your priorities are. Personally I view knowledge above happiness.

Are you a dogmatic believer or an independent, non-dogmatic one?

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