<blockquote>" There are five things which have a twofold result in this life. What five?...[Knowledge based on] faith, likes, tradition, reflection on form and delight in views. Even if I know something on the basis of faith, that might be empty, hollow and confused, while what I do not know on the basis of faith may be factual, true and not otherwise. It is not proper for an intelligent being, safeguarding the truth, to come categorically to the the conclusion that such alone is true and whatever else is false."</blockquote> It must be noted tht the single chief determinant in religious belief is being raised within a particular religious tradition. While Christians fervently believe that they and they alone have a place in heaven, Muslims believe just as fervently that only they have a place in heaven. Both cannot be right, but they can both be wrong. But both accept on faith that their view is the only correct view. Faith can, ultimately, blind us to such an extent that no evidence contrary to that article of faith will be accepted, and such dagmatic adherence to faith can lead us into dark places unfit for human life. The philosopher Karl Popper once stated that "...The difference between science and dogma is that scientific theory must always be open to falsification on the basis of evidence...". Dogma, on the other hand, is not open to such falsification on the basis of evidence...It is thus and thus alone, evidence to the contrary not withstanding. Unquestioning faith is also a sign of intellectual laziness. It is far easier to blindly accept what one is told than to question the facts of what one is told. It takes timeand effort to move beyond the dogma, and often such questioning has social costs attached as well...i.e. ostracism, shaming, hostility. It is not an easy thing, to question the beliefs one is expected to hold and all too many seem willing to take the easy waty out.