Religious myth is our coping mechanism that helps us understand and give meaning to life and the world around us. This is not just restricted to the metaphysical. The materialist, whose views are driven by blind chance and mechanical laws, themselves are driven by religious myth. The physical universe functioning without purpose or intentionality is itself an interpretation. A myth that is believed in and that gives meaning and understanding.
How can we restore the meaning of human life? How can we allow space for the intuition of the soul without sacrificing reason or plausibility?
As experiences shape us, they will also inevitably shape the myth that we live by.
Dogmatism, that is, the tendency to lay down principles or beliefs as undeniably true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others, is fundamentally an emotional issue. It is the reason why some are so violently opposed to change, especially in the Christian Evangelical world. But the forces at play are far deeper than just principles.