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A Cognitive Way Into Self-Deception

Misleading are the extension lines that one draws in one’s mind to complete the images of those whom one believes to know — lines that go farther and farther, that conquer further and further realms off the endlessness of the unknown; lines that make the images of those people closer to monolithic, easier to comprehend, more digestible for one’s human sense; lines by which one’s human mind — like an artful spider — spins an intricate web of behavioural acts, of statements, of random and less random events, to wrap and firmly hold in it the unfortunate targets of one’s self-proclaimed knowledge; lines that boost the intensity of the sense of knowledge at the expense of its being justified, by means of attributing characteristics — through self-projection and typologisation — inevitably obtained from one’s own subjective realities as the only ones objectively existing. 53 more words

Writings And Citations

20 Lies Addicts Say to Justify their Addiction

SOURCE:  Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

Angel came into counseling knowing that something was wrong but not knowing what it was. After being married for seven years, he noticed his wife became more secretive and distant. 832 more words

Addiction/Life-Controlling Problems

The Truth of Self-Deception

13 April 2018
(© 2018 Curtis I. Crenshaw)

What is self-deception? For this article, let us say that it is allowing ourselves to be persuaded against the evidence for some point of view. 815 more words

Morality

Word for the Day

Will we let them sit at ease in Zion while certain judgment is visible from the watchtower? Should we not cry out to them: Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light. 136 more words

Word For The Day

My Way

The high road is feigned the road of the righteous, the fair, the just, the good. The fair, the just, the good, in turn, are feigned the rational, the sound, the balanced, the temperate. 470 more words

Engaged Living

Sobering Thoughts

People are never more sincere than when they assume their own moral superiority.

Sowell, Thomas. The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (p. 3). Basic Books. Kindle Edition.

Judgment Of God

Letter 54: Enthusiasm and Gnosticism

Back in the 1980’s, my parents were supporters of Jim and Tammy Bakker’s PTL ministries.  As a matter of fact we stayed at the Bakker’s Heritage USA site twice, enjoying the waterpark and attending tapings of the PTL Club.  345 more words

Christianity