Originally Posted by taylor
Of course not. Upgrading your belief system is a good thing to do. I'm just saying don't pretend a belief system isn't still a belief system. You're going to be biased. Rather than denying this, know where it is so you can account for it. Knowing your limitations is a strength, not a weakness.
There two sides to "believing". One is where you mind captures a logical thought (which is a belief) and tries to mold life according to that thought. Traditional religions are constructed this way and don't know that.
The other side of believing is part of a quest to figure out life, as in "who am I?" or "What is life for?", etc... There is stuff in life we see and the rest we logically guess about and that becomes our beliefs. Life is driving this belief system, not the belief system trying to drive life.
Life is driving this because innate to our being is curiousity, wonder, and creativity. We naturally seek to learn and grow. So life is driving this process of trying to understand life. That's really healthy and keeps like fresh, not dull and repetitive as it is when we "practice our beliefs" in an attempt to mold life to some belief.
That's the nuance in this discussion. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, the belief or real life? But that answer we know...life came first and beliefs must follow life and that keeps the mind as a servant to help us instead of a master, controlling us against our true nature.
Logic is a tool, not a life.