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What makes you so certain?

Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2011

What makes you so certain? Are you sure you have controlled for your confirmation biases? Wouldn't it be wise to double-check just in case? How would you double-check for real if you are already so sure you are right? Consider reading On Being Certain by Robert A. Burton. Certainty is an emotional state whose emergence does not require perfect data.

Faith vs. Idolatry

Published on Monday, 04 July 2011

If God were to come to you directly and contradict what is written in the Bible, would you believe God or the Bible? At what point does embracing scripture become idolatry that blinds you to the workings of the divine in the world?

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