Quote by Brian Goedken : “Nowhere in the definition of”

Nowhere in the definition of Religion is there a mandate for religions to self-challenge or revamp their theological positions based on new enlightenment. Rather, a religion adopts a central orthodoxy and perpetuates it. – Brian Goedken

Quote by Brian Goedken : “When it comes to our”

When it comes to our embedded beliefs, our relative intolerance to ambiguous and contrary information leads us in many instances to ignore or less thoroughly process incoming data for its actual truth value. It is for this reason that society at large is so prone to religiosity because taking a skeptical stance is the difficult […]

Quote by Brian Goedken : “To challenge the verity of”

To challenge the verity of one’s own beliefs is to be courageous. To separate the truthfrom falsity is to be wise. To take action against the headwinds of the status quo is to be apioneer. The troika of courage, wisdom, and a pioneering spirit [elevates our enlightenment to the construct and elegance of true reality]. […]

Quote by Brian Goedken : “Because the brain does not”

Because the brain does not possess robust ‘fault detectors’, the brain will just as easily encode irrational thoughts and beliefs just as it will rational ones. – Brian Goedken

Quote by Brian Goedken : “One of the things that”

One of the things that I find especially worrisome is the propensity for people to perceive reality as dyadic, comprised of two oppositional elements. Some prominent examples are our assignment of good–evil, right–wrong, just–unjust, heaven–hell, conservative–liberal, rich–poor, us–them. I also refer to this as compartmental minimalism because of our tendency to force our understanding of […]