Goodridge Goodreads Author. THE CONCEPT: "In the pursuit of economic survival, bodily sustenance and social acceptance, people often 1 disregard their passion in order to focus on a practical career, 2 allow their diet to undermine their health, and 3 deny their sexual and gender wiring in order to conform to societal concepts of relationship. Therein lies the majority of unhappiness in our modern life. Then, read the book to learn what to do about it! People around the world are waking up to that realization as they witness the contradictions, hypocrisy and outright lies in every segment of our society..
We see that those we entrust to guide us spiritually and morally, are themselves spiritually and morally bankrupt. We see those we elect to lead us selflessly as a society, acting as self-interested individuals. We see those we expect to safeguard our financial and economic security squandering it freely for their personal enrichment. We see medicines being sold to the public despite known harmful effects, and that those we educate in order to heal us, are knowingly and willfully harming us.
We see those who seek political office legislating based on their own belief systems and agendas and enacting laws despite public opinion and the will of the people they are elected to serve. Why do we allow these deceptions and betrayals to continue? We do so because we are trapped in our belief systems.
However, a belief system is a choice. Perhaps it's time to make a different choice. Perhaps it's time to go in search of a better belief system.
In Search of a Better Belief System: Because everything you believe is wrong! eBook: Walt Goodridge: lirodisa.tk: Kindle Store. In Search of a Better Belief System: Because Everything You Believe Is Wrong! by Walt F.J. Goodridge (Goodreads Author). 0 ratings 0 reviews.
Specific beliefs about self, and the world you live in can help you remain focused, stay positive, keep motivated, act in line with your values and ethical code, roll with the punches, recognize opportunities, overcome obstacles, interpret setbacks, decipher clues, keep your own counsel, and create the outcomes and results you desire. Isn't that what a belief system is supposed to do for you?
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Subscribe Issue Archive. The special arrangement religion has, whereby it's considered wrong to apply normal scepticism to religious beliefs, means that many people simply hang on to the beliefs implanted in childhood while many more have various levels of doubt but don't say so because of the taboo. Can I will epistemic truth into a belief despite asserting it is neither true nor seeking truth? New techniques in genomic analysis, which look for statistical fingerprints of selection in the genome, will show that many genes involved in cognition and emotion were specifically selected for in the primate, and in many cases the human, lineage. Well, of course, it is tempting to go for something like, "That the wheel, agriculture, and the Macarena were all actually invented by yetis. However, we can compute any future state by brute force simulation and see what happens. But Nisa's story provides a insight into two practices that used to be widespread and that I believe played an important role in human evolution: the abandonment of newborns that arrived at inopportune times this practice has been documented in many human societies by anthropologists , and the use of aesthetic criteria to tip the scales in doubtful cases.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If the content of a belief is judged morally wrong, it is also thought to be false. The belief that one race is less than fully human is not only a morally repugnant, racist tenet; it is also thought to be a false claim — though not by the believer. The falsity of a belief is a necessary but not sufficient condition for a belief to be morally wrong; neither is the ugliness of the content sufficient for a belief to be morally wrong.
Alas, there are indeed morally repugnant truths, but it is not the believing that makes them so.
It ignores the role of reality. Our beliefs are intended to reflect the real world — and it is on this point that beliefs can go haywire.
There are irresponsible beliefs; more precisely, there are beliefs that are acquired and retained in an irresponsible way. This is too restrictive. In any complex society, one has to rely on the testimony of reliable sources, expert judgment and the best available evidence. Moreover, as the psychologist William James responded in , some of our most important beliefs about the world and the human prospect must be formed without the possibility of sufficient evidence. Yet, even in this context, extremely intolerant beliefs cannot be tolerated.
Rights have limits and carry responsibilities. Unfortunately, many people today seem to take great licence with the right to believe, flouting their responsibility. Consider those who believe that the lunar landings or the Sandy Hook school shooting were unreal, government-created dramas; that Barack Obama is Muslim; that the Earth is flat; or that climate change is a hoax. The mind is closed, not open for learning.
Believing and knowing are formed within an epistemic community, which also bears their effects. There is an ethic of believing, of acquiring, sustaining, and relinquishing beliefs — and that ethic both generates and limits our right to believe. If some beliefs are false, or morally repugnant, or irresponsible, some beliefs are also dangerous.
And to those, we have no right. Massimo Pigliucci. Become a Friend of Aeon to save articles and enjoy other exclusive benefits Make a donation. True believers in fakery. Aeon for Friends Find out more.
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