HOME   People do good because they are human, not because they are religious! 

Do not give God any credit for the good they do, they did it!

 

THE FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF QUESTIONING BELIEF

 

Belief is a very strong thing. It is ingrained more in you and is more convincing than anything you think or imagine. A thought or image in your head cannot compare in psychological power to a belief. Beliefs are there all the time underneath it all while thoughts and affirmations only last as long as you engage in them.

Beliefs are hard to change which is why you have to decide to let them be challenged and put yourself in situations that may show if they are really as helpful or true as you think. A person or situation that is showing you the belief you love is untrue and bad will not be able to get through to you unless you let the guard down. You have to stop finding ways to hold on to beliefs regardless of the evidence.

Some people are found to stick by cherished beliefs no matter how many refutations and evidences are given to them that the beliefs are false. Religion is top of the list for that. It leads to critics giving up or not trying in the first place for they think they cannot help anybody change or discard these beliefs. If a religion is seen to have a stubborn attachment to its doctrines, worship and faith that will invite fear or persecution from secularists and activists and even religions that are opposed to it. All will see it as a prison and an obstacle to human flourishing. Each religion will fear the stubbornness of the other for it takes one to know one. Another fear is that if religion makes you obstinate then other entities such as political parties will try to get you to extend that attitude to them as well!

PROCEDURE

 

Question what you believe for it may be doing you damage and keeping you away from the truth.

 

Not caring about the truth means you are risking yourself and robbing yourself for you cannot know if you could be better and do better.


Ask whose authority says x is true.

Ask if you really believe them or believe you believe them. There is a huge difference.

Ask why you believe them.

Ask if you still believe them or believe as much.

Ask what they get out of believing.

Ask what you get out of it.

Ask if it was ever true.

Ask what reasons or evidences there is for believing.

 

Ask what reasons or evidences there are for NOT believing.

Ask what would happen and what changes would result if you were to drop the belief or learn that it is not true?

Ask what evidence you need to scrap or fix the belief?

Ask why it is better for you to have the truth even if you do not like it.