Questionable Motives

July 6, 2011

How did Chris discover what’s true?

Filed under: belief,Critical Reasoning,Mormons — tildeb @ 8:07 pm

By asking an honest question and seeking an honest answer and discovering a richer, more meaningful life.


(h/t Project Reason – 23 minutes)


  1. Wow – what can I say, what an emotional journey.
    For the first 15 minutes, I had very mixed feelings, cringing at his story and empathising with the loss of his brother. To have the courage to admit that you and your family are categorically wrong about the truth is a brave admission to make – I only wish other people could be so honest

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — July 9, 2011 @ 7:03 am | Reply

    • A wish I share, MUR. But his story does show how insidious is the power of faith to maintain clan-like beliefs – not because the beliefs are true but because they are shared and play their unjustified part in identity. Why would anyone want their identity, or some part of it, based on a ludicrous imported delusion and why do parents feel entitled to indoctrinate their kids this way and lend it such importance over and above family (relationship) ties? Imagine if we did this in other areas of personal affiliations – like politics and economics and sports (We’re all Keynsians in this here family or you’re OUT!)?

      Comment by tildeb — July 10, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

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