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Friday, November 02, 2007

Holding On To Our Beliefs

"We believe what we do about the world, of course, for many different reasons. All ways of explaining the world tend to be self-verifying and self-sustaining. An outlook does not have to be 'right' in order to seem right. It need not be logical (though most people will consider their position reasonable), nor consistent, nor thorough, nor defendable, nor anything else to fulfill its primary function--providing an explanation of things. Once in operation, a belief system processes all information, all evidence, in its own terms, appropriating that which verifies its outlook and defusing or ignoring anything else." ~ Daniel Taylor, The Myth of Certainty, p. 23

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