Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


FAITH & BELIEF

ADVERSITY THEORY - PSYCHOLOGY NOT GOD IS THE GOD WHO HELPS YOU

An expert speaks on the Bible faith and psychology

ARE BELIEFS NECESSARY?

ARGUMENT - "YOU ARE NOT REASONED INTO FAITH SO YOU CANNOT BE REASONED OUT"

ASSERTIVELY DEFENDING CHRISTIAN FAITH

AWARENESS - BY TONY DE MELLO TESTED

De Mello on selfishness in his book Awareness

BELIEF AN ACCIDENT OF BIRTH?

BELIEF FORMATION

CAFETERIA CATHOLICISM

Challenge wrong belief

CHOOSING TO PICK WHAT SUITS YOU FROM YOUR RELIGION MAKES YOU YOUR OWN RELIGION

CARING ONLY WHAT GOD THINKS OF YOU AS A FORM OF FAITH

CHANTING

CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTHY "SPIRITUALITY"

CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS - LIARS OR IGNORANT?

Criticism and being constructive and open with assessing

DEFAULT (CONTROL) BELIEFS

Control beliefs in the light of morality

Core religious outlook about love makes religion feeling not faith

DENIALISM - WHEN PEOPLE WILL NOT ABANDON WRONG BELIEFS

DEPRESSIVE REALISM AND RELIGIOUS FAITH

DISSONANCE THEORY - COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

DISSONANCE - RELIGION IS SIMPLY COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

DISSONANCE - CHRISTIANITY IS ITS BIGGEST CATALYST

DISSONANCE AND EXAMPLES OF HOW RELIGION CREATES IT

DO WE REALLY KNOW A THING AS IT IS IN ITSELF? KANT

DOUBLETHINK AND RELIGION

ESSAY ON RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE IN CHRISTIANITY

EVIDENCE-BASED RELIGIOUS FAITH?

EVIDENTIALISM - LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE FOR A RELIGION BEING TRUE

EXISTENTIALISM - MAKING LIFE MEANINGFUL IF IT IS MEANINGLESS

EVIL DOCTRINE OF FAITH BEING A GIFT FROM GOD

FAITH IS BAD WHEN IT IS FAITH IN MAN'S WORD AND MISTAKEN FOR GOD'S

FAITH - DO THE PHILOSOPHIES OF CLIFFORD, JAMES AND PASCAL SHOW ITS IMMORAL?

FAITH IN EVIL SPIRITS AND HORRIBLE DOCTRINES

FAITH IN FAITH - IS FAITH USEFUL EVEN IF NOT TRUE?

FAITH IN GOD - THE ONLY KIND OF ALLOWABLE BLIND FAITH?

FAITH IS IN US ALL SO WE DON'T NEED A RELIGIOUS VERSION OF IT

FAITH IS LAZINESS

FAITH IS NOT A VIRTUE

Faith is not feeling and should be more mature than that!

FAITH IS NOT SUPERNATURAL

FAITH IS OFTEN MADE UNTESTABLE

FAITH IS PUT BEFORE TRUTH IN HEBREWS 11 IN BIBLE

FAITH VERSUS FACT BY JERRY COYNE

FAITH - ULTIMATELY FAITH ONLY IN MYSELF

HARMFUL BELIEFS

How sincere is respect for the beliefs of others?

How are beliefs respected?

GASLIGHTING: WHEN AN IDEA IS PUT BEYOND REACH OF EVIDENCE AND REASON

IDEAS ARE NEVER SACRED

IF DOGMA INFALLIBLE THEN IT'S JUSTIFICATIONS ARE INFALLIBLE TOO!!!

IF FAITH IS FROM GOD THEN ITS INFALLIBLE

INDIVIDUAL RELIGIOUS BELIEF OR THE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM IS DANGEROUS

Insisting on believing what you want about yourself

IS FAITH DELUSION? by PSYCHIATRIST ANDREW SIMS

IS FAITH DELUSION? by SIMS ALLEGES THAT FAITH HELPS MENTAL ILLNESS

Sims useless approach to religious mania

IS IT DANGEROUS FOR MENTAL HEALTH TO BE SPIRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS?

Is religion a mental condition if not disorder?

Studies showing religion is a potential and actual mental problem

IS FAITH IN A GOOD GOD DOWN TO GOOD GENES UNLIKE ATHEIST/PARANORMAL BELIEFS?

LOGICAL POSITIVISM

LOGICAL POSITIVISM PROVES RELIGIOUS-SUPERNATURAL PARADOX IS MEANINGLESS

Theology responds to Logical Positivism

What is logical positivism?

MATERIALISM AND SPIRITUAL - TWO FORMS OF ONE THING

NATURALISM - THE DENIAL OF THE SUPERNATURAL - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  

NEURONS AND THEIR ROLE IN BELIEF

SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS IS A PERSONALITY  DISORDER

NO REASON OR RIGHT TO SAY: "GOD IS THE CHRISTIAN GOD, NOT A MAGIC UNICORN OR ALMIGHTY WITCH"

OPINION - A MATURE APPROACH

OPINION - HOW RELIGIONISTS WANT SPECIAL PROTECTION FOR THEIR RELIGIOUS OPINIONS

PHILOSOPHY OF FAITH

"PSYCHOLOGY TODAY" VERSUS RELIGION

PICK AND MIX RELIGION

PICK AND MIX RELIGION AND THE "WE BELIEVE THE CORE DOCTRINES" EXCUSE

PICK AND MIX RELIGION IS BAD

RAPPORT - MIRRORING EMOTIONS

REASONING IN CIRCLES

REASONS WHY RELIGIOUS BELIEF IS NOT A COMFORT FOR THOSE IN DIRE STRAITS

Religious faith unlike other faith demands bias

Religion is based on rationalising not reasoning

RELIGION CAN BE A MENTAL ILLNESS

RELIGION AS MENTAL ILLNESS?  THE EXPERTS SPEAK!

RELIGION IS JUDGEMENTAL WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

RELIGION IS ABOUT SIN AND THUS CONDEMNED TACITLY BY PSYCHOLOGY

REJECT SUPERNATURAL IDEAS

RESPECTING BELIEF especially RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL BELIEF

RESPECT PERSONS NOT BELIEFS

RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

RIGHTS - CONSIDER TOPLESS RIHANNA AND TESCO SPONSORING LONDON PRIDE

"RIGHT TO MY OPINION" IS USED TO SILENCE DEBATE

SANITY IS MERELY AN ASSUMPTION ABOUT A PERSON OR YOURSELF

SELECTIVENESS IN YOUR RELIGION'S DOCTRINE CANNOT BE APPROVED BY ANYBODY

SELF-DECEPTION IS ALL-POWERFUL

SELF-DECEPTION AS EXPLORED BY ROBERT TRIVERS

SELF-DECEPTION AND ITS ROLE IN EVIL ACCORDING TO PECK

SELF-DECEPTION LOVES RELIGIOUS FAITH - ITS BIGGEST CATALYST

Self-deception is insincere - there has to be a gut instinct

Self-evident truth and reason

SELF-HARM - WHEN IT CAUSES RELIGIOUS DEVOTION

SPIRITUALITY IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER

STAYING IN A WRONG OR MAN-MADE RELIGION

STUBBORN FEARFUL ARROGANCE THAT IS CHRISTIAN FAITH

Take responsibility for your beliefs

Things that are nice to believe

The disturbing faith of the Catholics

THREE FORMS OF FAITH

THOUGHT CRIME GOES WITH THE NOTION OF A REVEALER GOD

TIPS FROM ATHEISM ABOUT LOOKING AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

TOLERATION OF ERROR

TO SAY THAT DOUBT IS SINFUL IS VILIFICATION

TOXIC FAITH - ALL SPIRITUAL FAITH IS TOXIC

TOXIC FAITH - THE ROLE OF TOXIC FAITH

TOXIC RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS

Toxic faith and religious addiction

Toxic Faith book, non-toxic faith?

Toxic faith book, overview of the toxic faith structure

21 Toxic beliefs in religion

True believer syndrome

TRUE RESPECT FOR EVIDENCE

TRUTH IS REAL - IT IS OBJECTIVE TRUTH

WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY OR RELIGION?

WHEN WE WON'T CHANGE BELIEFS

WHY IT MATTERS WHAT YOU BELIEVE

"YOU ONLY BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT" IS ABSURD

"YOU SHOULD BELIEVE ONLY WHAT YOU WANT" IS EVEN SILLIER

Ulterior motive for faith in God

Using control beliefs to manipulate people into "control faith"

What is off-putting in faith in God and its supposed healthiness

With religious belief comes responsibility