The Rational Imperative, How Does One Know Things?

Science is part of the process people do when they require evidence. Whereas faith is part of the process, people do when they do not require evidence. Some may feel comparing science against religion is like comparing the value of intuition against reason. Both are said to have their place. While I would challenge the religion part, I have little issue with intuition. In fact, intuition is a great motivation to go investigate a concept that should not be completely believed without evidence. However, even if you deem it worthy to believe in, an aspect of intuition, do not let it keep you from accepting the facts the way they are, even if to do so would show your intuition to be wrong. Never stop staying with the facts. Your intuitive feelings would say the earth is standing still and all of your surroundings would validate this feeling. However, these intuitive feelings would be completely wrong as the earth is spinning or rotating. I project that the core of religion is superstitionism and it is not special nor something we cannot avoid all together. Superstitionism is a phenomenon that, even as atheists, we may have to fight. Think of it this way: do objects have special properties? As an atheist, I would rationally like to say no. However, could I comfortably drive Hitler’s car? Have a restful sleep in a bed used by a child sex offender? Enjoy a dinner served on the plate that a cannibal ate human flesh? Perhaps wear a sweater worn by a serial killer while he killed? Why do these objects and ideas affect...