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Why religious people ‘cling’ to beliefs even when contradicted by evidence

Religious people “cling” to certain beliefs in the face of evidence because those views are closely tied to their moral compasses, new studies have suggested. Dogmatic individuals hold confidently to their faith even when contradicted by experts because those beliefs have “emotional resonance,” researchers said.

Why Do People Hold to Their Beliefs So Stubbornly? | Psychology Today

A discussion of the problems attendant upon holding on to fallacious beliefs stubbornly—and the reasons why these views are intractable.

Catholic Priest Explains Why Other Religious Beliefs are Silly

“I’ll take ‘No True Scotsman’ fallacies for a thousand, Alex.”