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Cognitive Dissonance Revisited

In my last post, I wrote about the cognitive dissonance I experienced that involved a controversy in the Christian church about the gospel message, and what it meant to “be saved”. 223 more words

Religion

Dear Moderate Homeschoolers, This One's For You: Arielle's Story

Author note: Arielle was homeschooled K-12 and is currently a graduate student studying U.S. history.

No matter where in the world I am, I chat weekly with my mom, who homeschooled me for thirteen years and did a swell job. 1,252 more words

Homeschool

Led Around By The Nose!

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. 3,760 more words

Wrath

Have I ever experienced wrath?  I’ve tried to soften the word and I can’t.  Short of a subscription to the OED I’ve confirmed that it means what I think it means… 385 more words

Atheist

Besotted by Beijing

ENVIRONMENTAL HOLOCAUST
DEADLY AIR POLLUTION
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
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Another major air poisoning episode underway in Beijing

China Cognitive Dissonance: Pollution is deadly; pollution is necessary to promote a “better” lifestyle! 107 more words

Global Disasters

VIDEO -- The BFP Roundtable Asks Why People Believe Stupid Things

Boiling Frogs Post
Mar 3, 2014

From the official story of 9/11 to the drug war narrative to Omidyar’s hope and change, people allow themselves to believe the most transparent lies and propaganda. 74 more words

News

No Yes

The commercial played ahead of my selected YouTube video.  An older, bearded man with a gravelly voice touts the virtues of some sort of device that supposedly alleviates depression and negative moods.  577 more words

Meanderings