Rick Gerhardt :: How much do our desires affect what we believe?

  • “We should be doubly suspicious of those beliefs we hold that align with the way we want things to be,” quotes Rick Gerhardt, Biologist and Christian Apologist. It is easiest to believe something when it aligns with our wishes and desires. We are less likely to question its truth and take it at face value, because we like it. However, those beliefs that align with human desire usually have little truth in them. “People believe what they want to believe . . . to a very great degree.”

    How much do our desires affect what we believe?

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