Cognitive Dissonace Collateral Damage.

If a skeptic or scientific point of view states that these beliefs are not warranted (or that they must be verified) then the believer may push away from skepticism and science to maintain belief.

This is an unnessecary and dangerous tension between this person and the vital tools of science and skepticism.  Placing importance on these beliefs held without reason has done its damage.

This is a situation where, even if the religous text gushed about the wonders of skepticism (I don’t think they do), there would still be a problem.  Believers would think that they have the True science and skepticism, and that the world is doing it wrong.  Believers could still develop distrust of scientists and skeptics in the outside world.

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