The intimidating truth

Truth can be an intimidating thing. It can undermine previously held beliefs, and it can shake the very foundation that values are grounded upon. One of the biggest obstacles is to not let the reception of truths be stunted by pseudo-truths.

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.”
-Pascal

To not develop an aversion towards possible ideas, it seems that one must always make sure that one is not rejecting such ideas on the basis of what “feels” right or wrong. Instead, an ability to analyze data in it’s most raw form must be adopted and practiced continuously.

-AB

Advertisements

  3 comments for “The intimidating truth

  1. July 21, 2014 at 1:58 am

    The intimidating truth that atheists find most repulsive is that God exists and that he is God of the laws of nature.

    To be an atheist is to reject truth in favor of bias (“what they find most attractive”).

  2. July 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Wishful thinking. 🙂

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Haha. Very. Hopefully a slight recognition of our predisposition to avoid facts that disagree with our beliefs would at least be a step in the correct direction.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: