You Were Never Really One of Us

I hear the “you were never a true Christian” assertion often. Neil Carter does an excellent job explaining how it feels to receive this comment.

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200108-omag-left-out-600x411-600x411The mind is an amazing thing.  With it, we are capable of solving such complex puzzles and real-world problems!  At the same time, we are capable of shutting out large chunks of data, selecting only those streams of information which fall in line with what we expected to find in the first place.  We call this “confirmation bias” and it can totally blind you to any information which contradicts your prior beliefs.  If used in a social situation, it can silence voices which upset you so that you don’t have to listen to them anymore.  If you can find the right reason to discredit a person from the outset, you can then tune them out so that what they have to say will not adversely affect your state of mind.

“Oh, you’re an atheist now?  Well then, you were never really one of us to begin with.”

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