However, it doesn't make sense that truth changes from our perceptions. You say, "What is true for me as a child is not necessarily true for me as an adult." This, however, seems to be accounted more as from a growing perspective rather than a changeable truth.
Because the scientific frame of mind is the one ideal for making decisions.
Does religion allow you to criticize it's authority?
In my opinion, religion isn't something we need to survive, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be there.
I think Kit was talking about perceptions that, while true, are incomplete.For instance, we have a cube with each side a different color. If you look at it from one direction, you see only a square of one color. This is not a false perception, but it is incomplete, and the issue arises when someone else looking at another side sees a different color and then goes on to proclaim that the square is X color, and anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
A mathematician, a scientist, and an engineer were on a train together and they pass a field of cows grazing. The engineer looks out the window, points, and says, "Look! They have brown cows over here!"The scientist shakes his head and says, "We only know that, in this field, the cows are brown."The mathematician smiles and shakes his head. "You mean, we only know that one side of the cows in this field are brown."
"You should always put your family first", another truth than evolves. In itself, it is true, but as you grow, what that means changes.
In the Dark Ages, Muslim doctors were far ahead of Christian medicine, and it wasn't until the Crusades that this technology spread that Western Civilization could advance. There are many truths, some more important than others. Feeding people, healing people, building shelter, these are done only through the shared knowledge of people from all different backgrounds and perspectives. For each of those people, their beliefs were a fundamental part of who they are.
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