Your Religious Issues and Your Psychology
So, are you tracking with me on the fact that our allegiances, our specific beliefs, as well as our doubts and “problems” with our own or others’ religion is based largely on our own psychology?… Based on our social and emotional issues and such more than on the merits (or lack thereof) of the beliefs themselves?
Of course, we usually think this is true of other people but not us. Trouble is, that is probably another example of our built in, and perhaps necessary, “self-serving bias.” O.k., you may be an exception–there are a few. If so, tell us a bit about your process of rationally testing your beliefs, or those suggested to you. How did you consciously choose to reject, accept or modify them based on what you found? (Not that they are yet set in concrete–hopefully!)