Definite opinions

How do people have definite political opinions, opinions on other societies and cultures, knowing fully well how little they know? Even polygamy can be defended, reasonably, there are cultures where it worked well. How do people take a stand? How do they become atheists, or feminists, haters of christians or muslims, haters of the occident or haters of the chinese? knowing fully well that the story is complicated and nuanced? At some time they don’t think, they just feel, and then the think to make themselves feel right. So “truth” has little role to play, belief, gut feeling and conviction are more important. Culture clothes itself with a pseudo-rational discourse. “Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world.”

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