Comfort vs. Truth
Why do we want truth?
Truth is not always comfortable.
Do we possibly want truth to be able to use it to secure our lives to a greater degree in some way or are we simply drawn to truth as naturally as gravitational forces work on objects with mass?
Our brains are not designed, made or evolved to process information in a truthful way but rather a useful way.
Small example: light off of pavement at high noon is closer to white than light off of a white sheet of paper under incandescent light. Yet we see one as black and the other as white. We use this information in a useful way not a truthful way.
So then why don’t we simply just plod through life being content with whats useful and or comfortable for us? I would argue that we do and that in situations where discomfort is potentially close at hand individuals will be that much more likely to be content or gravitate towards things that provide comfort rather than truth.
So why must I question beyond “this is useful and thats enough for me”? Am I already to comfortable?
Why do I have to question a religion and God that has been useful for me?
Essentially I don’t trust coming to God because of a need. In that type of a “need” transaction for belief it would seem like to much of an obvious conflict of interest when it came to answering the question “Why do you believe?”.
I don’t want it to be self centered, I don’t want my God to be one of comfort transactions.
For me belief needs to be like gravity, unavoidable. I cannot simply believe because its convenient and comfortable.
Yet…ask me when I’m less comfortable and maybe my human nature will have taken over.