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The Delusion of Self-Deprecation

Behold, the strange self-argument
In which the subject tries

To tell himself or herself
Various and sundry lies

Which work. And so depression grows
Through what we say, then do: 12 more words

Original Poems


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There is a certain comfort in self-deception.

Even though lying to oneself seems to be an egregious error, at certain moments in the journey, it can be as comforting as a swallow of chipped ice on a hot day. 170 more words

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N.T. Wright: 'the deceitfulness of sin'

“There is such a thing as ‘the deceitfulness of sin’, and it’s very powerful. You start by allowing yourself the apparent luxury of doing something small which you know you shouldn’t but which you think doesn’t matter. 141 more words

Theology, Scripture, Theologians

Living A Big Lie

Cognitive psychologists have gathered evidence that self deception is a basic feature of human mind. They say there are many advantages of deceiving yourself. Like appearing confident to outside world and earning favors from others. 688 more words


The Wednesday Word: Is Jesus Enough for your Religion? Part 2

It is a hard and bitter pill to swallow, but the truth is, everything we do is flawed! But does that matter? It certainly does if we are relying on our religious rituals to get us to Heaven. 521 more words


"On Self-Respect" -Joan Didion

The intention of this essay is to display how common self-deception can be and how difficult, but important, it is for people of today’s society to have true self-respect and love for themselves. 787 more words

Human Nature

Keeping it Real With God and Others!

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

Like you, my life is filled with many vivid memories that I’ll never forget. I remember when I was 24 years old and a Flight Attendant at Northwest Airlines. 1,097 more words