How to Create a Foolproof Belief System: practical advice gleaned from thirty years of observation

Well, after a nearly year of doing mostly what my byline suggests — looking under rocks, gently poking  bears, etc. — I figured it was time to reward my readers’ patience with some solid, practical, “how-to” advice, based on some of what I’ve observed over the past few decades. Here goes:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a foolproof belief system, one in which reality is precisely as you wish it to be? Wherein you needn’t have to ever question yourself, challenge your assumptions, or consider opposing viewpoints? By which all dissenters, no matter how intelligent or pedigreed, could be easily and summarily dismissed?

Well, you can. By simply following this easy, ten-step blueprint, the world of ideology can indeed be your oyster, regardless of the merits of your beliefs.  Continue reading How to Create a Foolproof Belief System: practical advice gleaned from thirty years of observation