THE TRUTH? - Belief masquerading as knowledge

Ex-Christadelphian
Steve Pryde
By Steve Pryde

Is there a god? Is there life after death? People have been asking these sorts of questions for thousands of years. Some Christadelphians claim to have the answers. But do they actually know the answer? or is their claim to knowledge actually just belief masquerading as knowledge? Click here to read the rest of this article

3 comments:

  1. Steve,
    Your article is absolutely "on the button".
    Those of us who have "been there, done that, and even got the T-shirt, can see so clearly that our upbringing, early influenced teaching, and subsequent ongoing indoctrination, was seriously without factual foundation.
    But, and it is a big but, those who are still "in the bubble" are unlikely to countenance the possibility that they have got it wrong.
    It takes either and event in their lives, or a seriously questioning minded person to attempt an approach to a rationale of belief research, which will start an individual to walk the rocky road to understanding. CD`s are not encouraged to question their belief.

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    1. //But, and it is a big but, those who are still "in the bubble" are unlikely to countenance the possibility that they have got it wrong.//

      Unfortunately this is probably true for the overwhelming majority.

      Ultimately the search / questioning has to come from the individual. Nothing we say is likely to make much of an impact. As it happens I probably only visited this blog once or twice before I became an ex-CD myself.

      Those who have what it takes to reason their way out will do so on their own. It can be pretty daunting and scary - and it often takes a long time.

      In a sense we just need to keep the light on and welcome them when they get here. Most will probably simply go their own way. That's fine too. Life is for living, and all that. :)

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    2. I agree. Indoctrination can only be overcome from within. The whole point of indoctrination is to equip the victim's mind with cognitive biases that tune out reality and re-enforce irrational dogma. It is highly effective in this strategy. All that we can do is to patently explain why they are wrong and let them know that we are here for them when they finally escape.

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