~dogma -- intellectually damaging...not necessarily, well the arrogance involved like someone else mentioned would, yes, stunt one's intellectual growth..but, more common would be mental/emotional damage in my opinion; possibly because of the idea of faith as desire/cause for suffering as previously mentioned also...
~ ..."the apparent irrational way of thinking natural to an underdeveloped society"...... I choose to seek to fill my hunger for truth as well, but while I agree that it is the path of optimism amidst our lack of hard facts I'm not sure it is really "settling" nor that it is an "underdeveloped" society's way of thinking - who is to say that the simplest things are not the most profound?
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