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Religious people believe because emotional resonance overrides logic
Which doesn't surprise me. Most people at least start off believing things because they lead to a conclusion that they like. Starting at axioms and working your way forward to whatever they lead to is distinctly uncomfortable at times
belief  logic  religion  psychology 
24 days ago by andrewducker
"Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra Special Talking Mongoose"
I can only conclude that many people are _so_ desperate to believe things that they will do so no matter what.

This is not, of course, a new observation.
magic  belief  history  weird 
4 weeks ago by andrewducker
Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason
Seriously, if anyone had told me that Julie's cancer "Happened for a reason" I would have been at least this angry with them.
belief  pain  support 
october 2015 by andrewducker
The tragedy of being Pat Robertson
It's worth getting inside someone else's head every once in a while
religion  psychology  christianity  belief 
january 2010 by andrewducker
What GW Bush actually said about non-believers
It's nice to have one's beliefs shaken up occasionally - I was completely wrong on this one.
usa  belief  GeorgeWBush 
january 2009 by andrewducker

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