Teaching critical thinking during childhood
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15-06-2017, 10:34 AM
RE: Teaching critical thinking during childhood
Welcome back, Alla! I've missed you.
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15-06-2017, 11:45 AM (This post was last modified: 15-06-2017 12:56 PM by whateverist.)
RE: Teaching critical thinking during childhood
(15-06-2017 01:15 AM)Alla Wrote:  My atheist father was teaching me critical thinking all the time. He told me: "When you hear claims be skeptical. Start with the point that it is not true. Then do research, ask questions. But not just questions, ask right questions.
Well, it didn't prevent me(former atheist) from becoming a believer. That happened in a twinkle of an eye. I call it "mystery".


That's really fascinating how you went from not believing in gods to believing in something you refer to as the "mystery"? I admire your restraint in not immediately assuming the mystery is the god of the bible or assuming the bible is the written word of the mystery. Well done.

Edited to add that the mystery as such wouldn't need to have created anything, offer an afterlife or exist outside ourselves, would it?

“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
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