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Tagged With: self-delusion

Flat Earth Theorists

The Meme of the Flat Earth The ‘current flat earth’ craze scarcely deserves a mention on Ethical Atheism, because the arguments in favour of a flat earth are so ridiculous that anybody with the least amount of common-sense can counter them easily. People of any kind of wisdom and maturity don’t need me to point … Continue reading »

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The Spirit of Enquiry

Doubt is the basis of all scientific progress. Without doubt, there is no enquiry, and without enquiry, there is no progress. Every scientific advance we have made is because of the spirit of enquiry. We have to question ourselves constantly. Even with an expected result in an experiment, the scientist thinks, “Perhaps this is not … Continue reading »

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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias Following the blogs, there has been a lot of discussion lately about the effects of confirmation bias on the thoughts and behaviour of those people of a religious bent. Confirmation bias causes people to seek out information that confirms their world view, and avoid information that conflicts with that view. It is effectively … Continue reading »

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On Fish and Faith

It may not be immediately obvious that faith is a bad thing about religion, but some thought on the subject makes it clear. We hear of someone being called a man or woman of faith, and that brings a certain amount of respect in religious circles. They may even be given that respect in secular … Continue reading »

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The Bliss of Ignorance

The Bliss of Ignorance is directly responsible for religious reverie, and that sublime state of infuriating superiority and pity that those of religious bent take towards non-believers. The thinking person can never have such certainty, because we realise how little we know about anything; that much of what we think we know will be revised … Continue reading »

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On Self-Belief

One way to look at religion is that there is a great comfort to be had by the mental connection with an invisible friend, whom some people call God. When things go wrong those of faith have a shoulder to lean on, and this helps them to feel that everything is eventually going to be okay. … Continue reading »

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The Confusion between Belief and Truth

Religion provides a set of pre-formed beliefs that are not to be questioned, but if anything is clear about our world and our universe it is that  we can be certain of nothing. Whilst that allows for the possibility that the faithful of some particular religion are exactly correct in what they think, progress has … Continue reading »

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The Self-Delusion of Religious Belief

We are often wrong about those things of which we are most certain. To say that something is ‘real for me’ may just be another way of saying, ‘I like my delusion, so let me keep it’. Some people are convinced they have been kidnapped by aliens from space. At any one time, up and … Continue reading »

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Healing

Witch doctors have used the power of suggestibility to trigger this healing for tens of thousands of years. And we know that so-called Vodoo magic is also down to the placebo effect. If you even subconsciously believe you have been cursed, and you believe that such curses can have an effect on you, you can fall ill and die. Continue reading »

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Prayer and the Subconscious

The subconsious mind has access to all the experiences and knowledge that our conscious mind has forgotten, and it is always working, providing answers to our dilemmas, giving us that ‘wee small voice’ that is our intuition, that knows better than our conscious mind what we should do. That is the power of the mind, not the power of any god. Continue reading »

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