Self-righteous Religion

[quote] Authoritarian religion, much like a family, desires to sustain a sense of equilibrium (or homeostasis) within its system. Frequently, however, balancing the system involves silencing the voices of members. As we have seen, the parental church demands loyalty, uniformity of belief, and submissiveness from its members. This pressure often clashes with the needs of … Continue reading Self-righteous Religion

Objective Knowledge

This is where logic / epistemology / maths / statistics / economics comes to save the day. Axioms: 1) Knowledge is meant to aid our decision-making. Decisions are made to satisfy a set of goals. Goals depend on one’s value system. Value systems are refined via trial-and-error (e.g. people’s taste in food becomes more refined … Continue reading Objective Knowledge