Calamity Dal wrote:
Everyone champions their beliefs based on what they know. If you acknowledge and subsequently ignore a flaw in your belief system, you are merely ignorant.
To creationists and to evolutionists
What are the flaws in your system of belief, and how do you get around them?
I’ll use the word “guesses” rather than “beliefs”…but I think most of us adjust as our guesses if they are shown to be wrong. Very few people stick with something that is obviously “wrong”…unless they think there is a heavy price to be paid.
Theists often encounter that problem. They often feel that acknowledging defects in their guesswork…could lead to either damnation…or, sometimes even more threatening, lead to a loss of their religion altogether.
In another thread, we’ve been having a go-around on the story of Adam and Eve’s fall.
It is completely obvious from the story itself…that neither Adam nor Eve had any idea whatsoever of what was right or wrong…what was good or evil. That is the entire point of the story…that the god involved DID NOT WANT them to know the difference between those things.
Yet theists still feel it totally appropriate to “punish” the couple (and all the rest of humanity)…because they did something “wrong” or “evil.”
Those people simply CANNOT make the adjustment…the cost is too great.
So…my guess is that most people will make an adjustment (some more readily and easily than others)…but some simply cannot, because to them, the cost of adjustment is too great.