A religionist/fideist biases for judgment or reasoning can result from a variety of internal or external cornered motivations such as when beliefs are distorted by faith drunk wishful-thinking wanting a religious myth to be true and not ever accepting that it is not true no matter the challenge with valid reason and or evidence. What is the first requirement of understanding true knowledge or right reasoning?

First, openly engage in yourself to remove faith’s cornered motivation and its excessively dogmatic opinion of oneself as a justification of knowledge. You may think wait how does having faith demonstrate the opinion of oneself as a justification of knowledge?

Well when you say I believe (?) do to my faith, that I know is true because I feel it in my heart you are demonstrating the opinion of your emotional self as a justification of knowledge. This emotional self as a justification for knowledge must be removed completely root and branch. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to hear, understand, learn, or adapt what they think that they already know is validated or certain only in their emotional self.

And before you try to say it is your rational self, you would be justifying a need for intellectual principles or practices such as affirming you come to knowledge a priori through the use of logic or another rational method or standard. Moreover, by saying, it is your rational self, you would be held to establishing and verifying connective or relative facts, and/or basing or changing belief dependent on existing or new information.

But then doing so, you would have just removed any rational that its faith’s motivation you are using, thus you cannot claim faith and try to attach it to your rational self, instead it is your emotional self, or hopeful, wishful or delusional thinking, so no basis for validating belief, knowledge or truth.


By Damien Marie AtHope