Mudcat Café message #3178492 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138796   Message #3178492
Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Jun-11 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Created in the image of God
Subject: RE: BS: Created in the image of God
Hey, c'mon, Jack! I just said in the post above that "A few are independent enough to give birth to their own ideas and beliefs."

And that is my contention. Most people do simply adopt existing beliefs from their parents, their teachers, their society's authority structures, etc....but some people DO make up new beliefs, come up with new ideas, and this allows society to progress in new directions. That is where the new beliefs come from. Some new beliefs are very helpful to humanity. Some are not.