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.”

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.



  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.

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