Why is it some people are so willing to reject research in favor of dogma? It's funny in some respects, because in throwing out the baby with the bathwater, they don't even realize that often, the research and study they are rejecting was performed and endorsed by highly educated scholars of their own faith. It used to be the greatest thing one could do for their faith was to study and question and learn. That's the tradition upon which Judaism is built, the tradition of most ancient religions, and even the way it works in seminaries.
It used to be that only the poorest and least intelligent were prevented from learning, and learning was something you hoped your children would be able to do, even if you couldn't. So why is it that now, when it is so readily available, so many people would rather reject that opportunity and lie back on their dogma, using the "we're just too mortal and imperfect to understand" point of view? You'd think your ancestors would be weeping at the willful ignorance. After millennia, finally, all that knowledge is available to anyone who wants it. So why, rather than welcome it and dive in, do so many turn their back to it and sit content with the game of telephone version they were fed as a child? And why are they so scared of even examining issues that they'd flat out reject the question as "not understanding" rather than consider it for themselves and see if they're even capable of answering it (beyond we're just too insignificant to understand)?
Answer by scout_mom at 2:46 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
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Answer by soyousay at 2:52 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Knowledge is wonderful, but even scholars can disagree on almost every point. It also can take a lot of time to become really knowledgeable in a particular area. You might be knowledgeable in one area, but ignorant in another.
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