Friday, March 31, 2006

False beliefs causes discomfort in me

Atheist Revolution is on the mark:
I believe that the value of any belief must be determined at least in part by the veracity of the belief. A false belief, no matter how comforting, can never be as valuable as a true belief.

I couldn't agree more. Concern about whether what we believe in is true or not ought to always precede whatever comfort we may derive from it. Believing something simply because it's comforting is among the wrong reasons to believe.


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