Some times people hold a core belief that is very strong.
When they are presented with evidence that work against that belief the new evidence cannot be accepted.
It creates a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance .
And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with that core belief.
But human mind is provided with a power to think and question and it is necessary for every person who stands for progress to criticise every tanet of old beliefs and challenge the efficacy of it.
He has to analyse and understand all the details.
And if after all rigorous reasoning, he come to any conclusion, then his faith should be appreciated.
Because reason is the guiding principle of his life.
But “blind faith” is disastrous. It deprives a man of his understanding power and makes him reactionary.
Any person who claims to be a realist has to challenge the truth of old beliefs.
Because if faith cannot withstand the onsluaght of reason, it collapses……!!!!!!!!