I still love it every time I am cruising about the net, going from blog to blog, reading comments and coming across a link that for whatever reason, in a moment of spontaneity, I click on and arrive at something a like this article entitled "Atheist ‘Metaphysics’ and Religious Equivocation".
I might never have become of aware of a blog (out of the millions) called Black Sun Journal. I almost didn't anyway. I was reading an excellent post over at Why Don't You Blog that included a comment with a link that sounded interesting. I thought I would read it later and promply forgot about it. That evening it popped back into my head and I went back to "Why Don't You Blog" and clicked on the link.
But they can’t completely shut down their critical thinking–which gives them a permanent inferiority complex, albeit at an unconscious level. Though they may have outer comfort, they still feel the sands shifting beneath their feet, because they know they can’t be sure they’ve chosen the ‘right’ belief system out of the countless thousands possible. The more time they have devoted to the system they chose, the more the bypassed critical thinking skills will have atrophied, and the more likely they are to defend their faith to the death. Knowing they suffer from this insurmountable uncertainty, they simply must attempt to level the playing field. (To do so, many have devoted lifetimes or built entire libraries of theological texts based on their presuppositionalism–essentially intellectual castles in the air.)