Are Your Beliefs Consistent with Your Worldview? Is there a chance your beliefs are wrong?
Honest belief systems VS. Dishonest belief systems
The way the human brain works according to modern science is that everyone has beliefs. Everyone knows that Christians have a belief system built upon supernatural influences in the world. Honest atheists admit the possibility that there could be a “god” (dishonest atheists deny that there is any possibility of the existence of a god and therefore violate their own principle that all beliefs are based upon observable evidence because there is no direct evidence that denies the possible existence of God). Honest Christians admit that 90% or more of the actions described in the Bible have natural causes. Honest Christians admit that there is also no direct observable evidence that a supernatural intelligence created the universe (otherwise there would be no atheists).
Honest atheists admit that there is no observable evidence for a naturally occurring event at the beginning of the universe (although virtually all atheists say that the cause that began the Universe 13.8 Billion years ago was some natural phenomenon; and that we just do not know yet what it was.) These atheists have their belief system built upon faith in unobservable evidence of the naturalistic origin of the universe. Dishonest atheists believe the tenet that all phenomena (an observed or observable circumstance) have a naturalistic cause based only upon their faith in naturalism (it cannot be god therefore it must be a natural occurrence).
In order to realistically examine all the evidence we must start with an open mind that is willing to consider the possibility that our belief system is in error. We must allow our beliefs to be changed if they are contradicted by observable evidence (to do otherwise would be dishonest). Indeed! I feel that beliefs that contradict observational evidence should not be tolerated. Everyone has a worldview and will interpret evidence in a way that is consistent with their worldview. Although we would like to think that everything we believe is based upon evidence and logic, this is simply not true. Paradigm shifts in our worldviews rarely occur due to our emotional attachments to them. Would you like to know more? Follow the link!