Friday, November 26, 2010

On the use of the reasoning process

"The reasoning process does not first serve truth, but rather the needs of the person exercising it. . . . Do you have a position and, more importantly, a sense of security that needs defending? Call on reason and it will generate defenses ad infinitum."

From The Myth of Certainty by Daniel Taylor

1 comment:

  1. Superb quote ! In my Christian, Atheist, Buddhist days I have seen this applied equally by all. It is indeed part of the human dilemma. Seeing behind the trickery of mind is no easy task -- especially if your primary concern is defending your turf. And turf which serves our needs beckons our allegiance much more that "truth".