“Objective truth” requires an “objective test”

Christians in general merely pay lip service to wanting to know objective truth (whether knowingly or unknowingly), because they do not seem at all interested in the logically prior concern of what is the objectively correct way to obtain objective truth. They seldom ever grow out of the naive and utterly inadequate test of “sounds … Continue reading “Objective truth” requires an “objective test”

Point-of-reference bias; religious conservatism

Recently, I’ve come to better understand a motive / justification that conservatives tend to have for their resistance to new ways of seeing things. A conservative may say, “we need a stable reference point to keep us from going astray, so we must be careful to test other religious ideas against our own religious tradition / doctrine / dogma … Continue reading Point-of-reference bias; religious conservatism