How Some Believers Reason with Some Atheists

How Some Believers Reason with Some Atheists

"Don't Trust Your Feelings" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Before the deconstruction of my beliefs, I was absolutely certain about the things I believed.

I believed my thoughts!

Feelings also played a huge role in my certainty.

Then, after an mind-blowing realization that my mind manufactures my world...
when I saw that the universe as I experienced it is a projection of my thoughts...
when I perceived that my brain's number one priority is to protect itself and my ego...
everything changed!

If my mind can imagine a being and make it real to me,
it can also conjure up feelings about that being.

Our minds will go to great lengths to believe its thoughts:
willful blindness...
outright denial...
circular reasoning...
cognitive dissonance...
confirmation bias...
and so on.

I'm not claiming religious people are imagining things,
but I do insist that we all do,
and that we need to be aware of this,
and to understand that the word is not the thing,
and neither is the thought.

Who of us dares to explore beyond the thought?

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