Re: Does the fear of death cause irrational belief?
Sciencesaves,You ask significant questions. Any irrational belief is borne out of fear and fear out of ignorance. Any human being would benefit from giving the questions you pose 'hard' & open-minded consideration, continuously throughout one's life span.I totally concur with your final query. We can, yet why don't we? Acceptance of our ignorance and/or just plain inability to 'know' is a first step, being humble enough to learn-without-end would support overcoming irrational fear and beliefs stemming from. Connecting-to-the-Value-of-Why 2005-2008©
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.