From AwayPoint on Youtube: How Beliefs Change

Youtube - God Through the LensWith all of the ways that beliefs resist change, one might think that awakening to complicated realities is hopeless. But there is another half of the equation. As much as we tend to be wary of threats against our world view, we are also wired to seek truth.


If you like this, watch the whole series, Christian Belief through the Lens of Cognitive Science at AwayPoint–Life After Christianity.  And subscribe!

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt; Deas and Other Imaginings.
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1 Response to From AwayPoint on Youtube: How Beliefs Change

  1. Good job, Valerie.

    Are you narrating? It’s a perfect, non-aggressive, yet assured, tone for the presentation.

    My recollections of “losing my faith” was mostly nonchalance. It was that way, at first, but it developed into a mild anger. I was angry that those around me, i.e., my family and, especially, scholastic associates and teachers would foist such stupidity and intolerance on me.

    I put losing my faith in quotation marks because I’m not certain I ever had a faith to lose. Oh, sure, I was able to codify the Biblical stories and cite some of the miracles, but did I ever believe? I doubt it. I think many others act the same way, walking the walk and talking the talk, but never reach that point of self-scrutiny that reveals the farce. Perhaps because of that, I prefer to be known as a secular humanist, as opposed to atheist, or non-believer. It’s seems somehow demeaning to be described by a negative, that-which-I-am-not.

    How many gods must be pronounced false before we realize all gods are false?

    Thanks for all you do.


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