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Superstitious Thinking in the New America

The New Year Resolutions that We Should All be Making....

~written from the common sense perspective of The Winds of the Soul~

by Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.)

 
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Taking the long view, it's startling to learn at just how superstitious people really are, because most of the time we like to think that once reason and logic are tasted, the vast majority of us would like to make such cognitive skills part of our habitual mindsets while dismissing the inclination of being superstitious.  But sadly, that's not the case. 

I've written before about how most of our conclusions about the matters before us are actually not well founded on reason and logic, but rather superstition. 

Interestingly, superstition above all other cognitive acts serves the interests of the adolescently self-absorbed, self-involved, and narcissistic....which generally means those amongst us that are Politically Correct and Liberally-minded. 

Indeed, amongst those that practice Liberal-speak the most are obviously those engaged in creating the rhetoric, meaning the politicians, academicians and their mouthpieces in the Main Stream Media (MSM).  Among these especially, it's become a roaring epidemic.

This entrenched habitual and tasteless mindset has just gotten worse in the last year, or at least the antics of those that practice superstitions have become more visible and salient to the rest of us. 

But my intention has always been not to simply point out the bad habits of Liberal thinking and show how obviously dysfunctional it really is, as easy that is to do, but rather continue to examine and analyze the roots of those habits so as to know how to avoid their being mistakenly transplanted, witlessly nurtured and passively accepted within us all. 

 Taking the long view, it's startling to learn at just how superstitious people really are, because most of the time we like to think that once reason and logic are tasted, the vast majority of us would like to make such cognitive skills part of our habitual mindsets while dismissing the inclination of being superstitious.  But sadly, that's not the case.

The basis of superstition not only stems from a lack of experience and the embracing of ignorance, which in itself can be forgiven, but from the more responsible and willful tendency to dismiss the need for reality testing when it uncomfortably challenges the tendencies of self-indulgence. 

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As such, superstitious thinking is readily identifiable among both the uneducated bushman and the so-called sophisticated civilized man, falsely imbuing both with the same sense of cognitive authority and power to disinherit the truth of things however it is presented...and that's likely being unfair to the bushman. 

Both parties use the same perceptual jeremiad to bring their world view into a perspective which succumbs to pockets of insulated and incubated ignorance that are held sacred and/or Politically Correct.   

Superstitions are therefore not just overly simplified and archaic perceptions that spontaneously conclude a host of incorrect understandings about coincidental events from closed mindsets, but stem from a concerted effort to selectively perceive and cherry-pick from a challenging world just those bits and pieces of coincidental information that are found non-threatening, comforting, and largely agree with ones protected and groomed self-image. 

Superstitions are thus basically defensive in nature, manufactured in order to protect the status quo of unstable world views, defensive of self-centered viewpoints that cannot possible be supported if the mind's windows were ever opened to the Light. 

Weak and uncritical minds find superstitions to be insulating and protective, breeding a resistance against logic and reason that cannot easily be challenged.  It allows a distorted world view to be maintained, no matter how false and misleading, one that is aligned with ones contorted and prideful self-image. 

As such, superstitions are generally engaged in and practiced by those who live with underdeveloped and stunted personalities due to the premature consolidation of their ego structure, yet not necessarily unskilled in flexing their egocentricities in self-promoting ways.

As such, superstitious thinking is readily identifiable among both the uneducated aborigine bushman and the so-called sophisticated civilized man, falsely imbuing both with the same sense of cognitive authority and power to disinherit the truth of things however it is presented...and that's likely being unfair to the bushman. 

Both parties use the same perceptual jeremiad to bring their world view into a perspective which succumbs to pockets of insulated and incubated ignorance that are held sacred and/or Politically Correct. 

Accordingly, both are systematically prejudiced and dishonest in what they see around them.  Both hypocritically dismiss reason and logic whenever it suits them.  Both distort the factual nature of the information gleaned, so as to present a highly sanitized version of the truth, made to conform to the highly selective world view of themselves. 

But it needs to be said that most often the Bushman's superstitions result from ignorance and lack of education alone, whereas the superstitions of civilized man arise wholly from a mismanagement of their own willful energies.  The dysfunction of these psychologies are well documented.

At first glance, the superstitions of civilized man appear to stem from boldface lies, but in reality they are simply habitually performing in the only limited way they know how.  The personal superstitions and selective prejudice they hold sacred directly lead to the making of erroneous conclusions.  As Elitists often do, they are not even aware of the discrepancies they create.  And if made aware, they simply discredit the challenging conclusions of others, seeing the rest of the world out of step with their self-defined and reinforced superiority.

 

Superstitions are, of course, the antithesis of Faith----though many Christians do not fully understand the importance of this distinction, perhaps because most Christians hold to the view that Faith is often a "leap" taken without reason or logic.  Yet there is nothing further from the truth than that.  Indeed, such an interpretation is pure superstition itself!

You see Faith is said to be a partial understanding of something.  In Paul's words:

{KJV Hebrews 11:1} Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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As fully explored and documented within the "Winds of the Soul," Paul most adamantly asserts that Faith in Christ must first stem from an experience of Christ's Goodness, given by Christ Himself, a "Grace" that demonstrates (when compared to things worldly) that it is vastly superior and above all else in value.  Although at first this can only be experienced as a partial knowledge of Christ Himself, it is convincing enough to begin the process of following after Him, an experience that is sound enough to build upon.

Interestingly enough, even though most Christians know this verse, many still don't seem to understand the power of Paul's words in defining the dynamics of Faith..., wherein the Hebrew for "substance" means the "grounds" in which a said confidence can be found or established. 

With respect to Faith, Paul here talks about the gathering of information around oneself, the "evidence" of things that are known and tangible, and from which we may than extrapolate or intuit a furthering of the pattern first discovered. 

As fully explored and documented within the "Winds of the Soul," Paul most adamantly asserts that Faith in Christ must first stem from a personal experience of Christ's Goodness, given by Christ Himself, a "Grace" that demonstrates (when compared to things worldly) that it is vastly superior and above all else in value.  Although at first this can only be experienced as a partial knowledge of Christ Himself, it is convincing enough (according to His Measure) to begin the process of following after Him, an experience that is sound enough to build upon.

Faith, therefore, begins with a certain knowledge, a sure evidence, that can be built upon thereafter.  It is not something that is simply imagined or wished for, yet no supporting evidence exists, or without prior experience.  Indeed, the latter is really the basis of superstition, not Faith!

In other words, as Paul points out, Faith is an activity which has much to do with ones active enquiring intelligence as it has to do with ones spiritual countenance, an activity in its purest form that is actually shared and embraced within true science.  Faith is therefore not passive, but insists that we are dynamically and actively involved in the pursuit of its target. 

Now here's a secret of great worth:  Faith first demands that we observe our world without prejudice, looking and discerning for patterns that we can substantiate, verify, and duplicate...looking for observations and understandings that can be substantiated and replicated by others.  And then upon those findings, looking beyond the known into the unknown for further knowledge.

In this sense, Faith is actually a form of extrapolation, wherein certain patterns can be found or recognized, and then extended into the unknown.  An example at this point would be most useful.

Let's first consider the pattern of numbers which read:   "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ?, ? ,..."  In observing these numbers we can all readily determine that the next few numbers will probably be  "...7, 8, 9, 10, and so on."   Simply enough, right? 

Now consider the pattern or sequence of "2, 4, 6, 8, 10, ?. ?, ..."  Again, we must first recognize the repeating pattern and thereafter deduce that the next few numbers that will bear a similar pattern----being "12, 14, 16, 18, 20,.. and so on."

Now, what we have just done is to extrapolate from the known pattern or sequence of numbers to the most probable sequence of numbers which would follow, but are as yet unknown.  We first observe, determine, and experience the real and actual substance of the sequences..., finding reasonable evidence in the precursor sequence that it is likely to continue.

Believe it or not, this activity or exercise is the very basis of Faith, be it in the scientific or spiritual arena.  Indeed, this understanding of Faith is the basis of both spiritual and scientific application in its most unprejudiced form. It's all about looking for patterns in what we can observe, and then extending that insight (looking for and expecting that pattern) into the unknown!

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Literally "the substance of things hoped for" and the "evidence of things not seen" is simply the recognition of the first given pattern, discerning the fact that the first given and observed numbers held a hidden relationship within them (yielding a certain mathematical sequence), upon which our extrapolation can then be trusted and formed.  Then, when we've found and determined the known pattern before us, we then "hope" that the same pattern can be extended into the unknown, assuming that the pattern already clearly exhibited will continue on and won't stop.   

Again, let's examine what Paul has said and see now that these two explanations are in fact identical.

 We recall again that Paul has said:

{KJV Hebrews 11:1} Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Literally "the substance of things hoped for" and the "evidence of things not seen" is simply the recognition of the first given pattern, discerning the fact that the first given and observed numbers held a hidden relationship within them (yielding a certain mathematical sequence), upon which our extrapolation can then be trusted and formed. 

Then, when we've found and determined the known pattern before us, we then "hope" that the same pattern can be extended into the unknown, assuming that the pattern already clearly exhibited will continue on and won't stop. 

That act of a continuing assumption (or "hope") based upon the analysis of a known and verifiable pattern, is what Faith is all about.  It is the act of figuring out the "answer" based on that which is only partially known... And yet what can partially be known is still a substantial reality that is observed and verifiable, a reality on which we have determined a verifiable pattern or template, and on which we can place significant confidence will continue.

In this light, there is nothing wishy-washy about Faith.  It may be true that it is a "leap" into the unknown, but it certainly is not a blind leap as some would have you believe.  Rather, it is always first based on something that we come to know, some pattern that we have come to discern, and know substantially as real and observable. 

Faith is based on something that is actual and solid, evidentiary and experiential..., consonant and accurate with the world around us.  It demands reality testing, and that our reality testing be accurate and verifiable.  Faith is founded upon the recognition of a pattern or relationship that we've discovered or have been taught, and then pushing off from that safe base into the unknown believing that the pattern will continue on if we look for it. 

For us to have Faith in anything, we must first have to have the critical, albeit partial, knowledge of the pattern, which gives rise to an expectation that allows us to extrapolate from the known into the unknown.  It insists that we first accurately recognize the possibility of relationships between things around us, and begin to deduce the structure of a pattern or template that we can readily experience and validate under controlled conditions.

Truly, it is the preexisting evidence of things yet to be seen or realized, the recognition of a pattern which portends a future outcome or extension of itself. 

As clarified within "The Winds of the Soul," a seed is a perfect example of what we're talking about here.  An acorn, for example, is the evidence that, under the right conditions, an Oak Tree will grow.  The acorn is the very "substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things yet seen."  It is proof apriori that the Oak Tree exists, and upon which we may hope.  The acorn is the very pattern from which we can confidently extrapolate and expect the existence of an Oak Tree.

Now let's try examining another common example that may prove less abstract and a little easier to understand.... 

Most of us have friends with whom we have had significant experience, to the extent that we may say that we know them quite well. 

What we really mean by that is that, in a sense, we have had the time to experience their "patterns."  If you will, we've had the time and space to have experienced the stabilities of their character and personalities.  Indeed, we have come to know them enough, perhaps, to count on them performing and acting similarly to how they have behaved in the past, keeping true to their pattern.  Accordingly, we have come to expect certain consistencies of conduct, and indeed are justified in our expectations because of the pattern to which they have continuously held true. 

So, when it is that someone comes up to us and asks us to believe a bit of unkind gossip about our friend, which is directly contrary to what we have already experienced about them, we are called upon to have Faith in our friend and defend their good name. 

Please understand that here, we are simply doing exactly as we did above in counting on the determined and observed sequence of numbers (the pattern previously and historically discerned) to continue on as before without variation. 

If we are a good and faithful friend, we are to first determine that there is and has been stability in our friend's character, enough so as to demonstrate and recognize a verifiable and unvarying pattern of behavior. 

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Again, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  But the "substance" and "evidence" must always be based on our own very real experiences of having recognized the ensuing pattern or template, which then in turn gives rise to the confident expectation of it repeating itself into the future.  We cannot manufacture the evidence of a pattern from our previous experiences out of thin air----we must have experienced and discerned the existence of the pattern ourselves, at least having some confident, albeit partial, grasp of the pattern's existence itself.

Then, having confidence that the pattern we have cherished about our friend has never before deviated from its course, and moreover, that those characteristics have continually been refreshed and exercised continuously, we may than confidently and reasonably expect that this pattern will continue to manifest itself, even into those circumstances and experiences that we have yet observed. 

Finding that essential pattern of character to be true in its redundancy in our own history, it is then on that same pattern we are to reasonably and logically extrapolate, extending the known into the unknown, hoping with confidence for the same continuity of character manifesting itself on into the future. 

Therefore, when finding that gossip proffered is contrary to the stability of this picture, proving more false than true, we should discount it accordingly, because it doesn't fit with the known and expected pattern of past conduct.  Determining that the gossip traded does not resemble the known pattern of character of our friend, we may then rightly dismiss the gossip as foolish and treacherous.  Thereafter, we may also wish to dismiss the source of the gossip as well, for those that trade in such gossip are generally liars or fools at best.

In doing this, we have just fruitfully practiced the dynamics of Faith, having taken the known into the unknown, believing in the "substance" of someone, counting on the patterns of past and present "evidences" which we have already experienced will continue without negative variation into the hoped for future. 

Again, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  But the "substance" and "evidence" must always be based on our own very real experiences of having recognized the ensuing pattern or template, which then in turn gives rise to the confident expectation of it repeating itself into the future.  We cannot manufacture the evidence of a pattern from our previous experiences out of thin air----we must have experienced and discerned the existence of the pattern ourselves, at least having some confident, albeit partial, grasp of the pattern's existence itself.

This is what makes Faith such an aversion to superstition and superstitious thought.  Superstition has little if anything to do with accurate observation of a verifiable pattern, or the logical and reasonable extension (extrapolation) of that pattern into the future.

In fact, the superstitious manufacture their own fictitious patterns out of thin air, finding relationships between things when there really are none----generally having nothing to do with anything that is real or factual, as reality testing is ignored. 

Instead of accurately determining real world patterns, the superstitious often base their findings on their own self-involved fantasies and inflated imaginings of their own self-importance..., those who yearn for recognition of any kind, feeling naked and undefined without it. 

These often cherry-pick from their worlds an understanding of things that mostly flatter themselves, often discarding anything that cannot be used so immediately.  If something about a "fact" doesn't involve their own self-promotion, then there is little utility observed----and not serving their immediate need-set, its discarded as worthless.  To be sure, they miss seeing a lot of patterns this way.... 

Hence, differing from Faith, superstition works from a very closed-system, having everything to do with the work of narcissistic self-maintenance and self-endearment, and little to do with appropriate reality testing in the discernment of verifiable pattern recognition. 

Therefore, at the heart of most superstitions can be found the psychologically twisted machinations of the wholly self-absorbed, which habitual inclination acts only to poison their perceptual field, obscuring from their vision the realities of the real patterns before them.

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Superstition, then, does not just occur because of ignorance, but more commonly because of the self-directed intrusion of ones self-absorptions upon ones perceptual field, insisting that the world around them conform to the importance of their own self-image.  Such intrusion becomes a readied hotbed for superstitious ideology.  Take for example the earth being the center of the universe.  Despite the scientific data and explanations of the time, those in power refused place for any understanding that diminished the idea that man, and subsequently the earth upon which he resided, was not by perceptual and prejudicial default the center of the universe. 

In this vein, superstitions have everything to do with the very wrong headed idea that "correlation" imputes "causation," because "correlation" is less demanding of an analysis of our surrounding world, and conveniently less challenging to ones self-image than understanding true "cause and effect."

In other words, most superstitious thought can be reduced to a common misunderstanding that when things are correlated (occurring at the same time or in coincidence) they must somehow be involved with each other's self-involved causes. 

And those self-promoted causes can be manipulated, first, by simply cherry-picking the factors to be analyzed, and then second, delineating and defining those factors further with prejudice to be more important than they are, depending upon how self-promoting they are perceived to be. 

Superstition, then, does not just occur because of ignorance, but more commonly because of the self-directed intrusion of ones self-absorptions upon ones own perceptual field, insisting that the world around them conform to the importance of their own self-image.  Such intrusion becomes a readied hotbed for superstitious ideology. 

Take for example the earth being the center of the universe.  Despite the scientific data and explanations of the time, those in religious and political power in that era refused place for any understanding that diminished the idea that man, and subsequently the earth upon which he resided, was not by perceptual and prejudicial default the center of the universe. 

Watching the coincidental events of the sun rise and set, and the moon and stars circulating overhead at night, was sufficient to assert that the everything must therefore be revolving around us. 

From the simple perspective of earth's viewpoint of the heavens above, we can easily see how compelling just such a conclusion would have been.  But moreover, the correlations were just to intoxicating to believe otherwise for those who insisted upon their own self-importance and place in the universe. 

And yet these observations were only correlations, only the observations that things happened in a certain order.  It did not give causative priority, directional distinction or self-definition to that said order.

It is the foundation of scientific method that "correlation," although in itself interesting in suggesting relationships, cannot by itself imply that one correlated factor "caused" another to occur.  Though it may be semantically confusing, a "correlation" (i.e., a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things) is not a "corollary" (i.e., a proposition that follows from, and is often appended to, one already proved.)

In other words, because two or more things may just happen to occur at the same instance does not necessarily imply that one caused the other, or that they are otherwise related causally.  Accordingly, an acorn falling on ones head does not mean the sky is falling, even though the acorn presumably fell from "somewhere upwards," and it may indeed have fallen on ones head.  

Many of us, more often Liberal than not, similarly make the same self-invested mistake in confusing the differences between correlation and causation.  Indeed, such a practice is the very same infamy of distorted reasoning that wrongly and maliciously prosecuted Galileo for initially championing the truth of a helio-centered solar system, until he later recanted in fear of his life. 

Through the antics of slight of hand, self-absorbed mindsets continually seek for correlations to ascribe, adduce, and allege causation, when in fact correlations cannot not be legitimately used that way. 

Most simply, just as it is wrong to change the underlying rules of a mathematical relationship from, say, 2:4 as 3:6 (which is read: 2 "is to" 4, as 3 "is to" 6) to 2+4 = 3+6, which of course results in complete gibberish, the Liberal temperament often suspends if not wrongly changes the underlying rules of reason, logic, and analysis, resulting in similar nonsense conclusions----believing that mere coincidence is proof of causality, which is absolute nonsense. 

As can be seen above, when Liberal ill-logic is applied to pure numbers, the baloney concocted is immediately revealed.  But when their twisted logic is confined and masked to coincidental rhetoric alone, its more difficult to distinguish and often passes for legitimate argument, which then wrongly imputes causality.

Thus it is that Liberals through such subterfuge immediately take any opportunity they have to twist a "correlative event" into "causative accusations," one which reflects their egocentric world view----while hiding their mistaken analysis from public scrutiny by accusing others of wrongdoing, making others first defend their innocence by arduously attempting to disprove a non-activity. 

Thus, though Liberals arrive at conclusions which are ill-founded and wrongly derived, they have nonetheless succeeded in accusing others of falsehoods from which they find it difficult to extricate themselves.  Such deceitfulness is well practiced and is often not suspected by innocent others.

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We find the same faulty analysis at play soon after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.  Because the Media predominately showed Blacks being homeless, and the levees broke down flooding black neighborhoods (a correlation), then there must have been an Administrative directed racial conspiracy against blacks (causation), as alleged by prominent Black Liberal leaders. 

Yet, nothing could have been further from the truth as later analysis overwhelmingly proved.  Though further analysis revealed a troubling problem of entrenched partisan Liberal Democratic politics, the truth had little play in the weeks following up these new findings; most was just swept under the carpet if these findings in any way exonerated Bush.  

As a clear example of these contortions and fabrications, Liberals allege (have calculated) that since WMDs have yet to have been found, President Bush must have lied about their initial presence, since he summarily went ahead and prosecuted the war anyway. 

Here, we may observe that within Liberal ruminations, there is no distinction between timelines, U.N. politics and concerted collusions to protect the Food for Oil money trail, the resulting proximity of conspiracies of related international events, or the documented history of Saddam Hussein having used WMDs before on his own people and Iranians, nor other major considerations such as satellite pictures of convoys of trucks leaving Iraq into Syria just weeks before the invasion, the abundance of like-foreign intelligence, and the subsequent finding of tons of chemical weapons and delivery systems in the years that have followed (interestingly not mentioned by the MSM)..., just the findings that WMDs have yet to be "uncovered?" and Bush did invade Iraq...Forcing these cherry-picked factors into the infamous and bogus causative equation (and favored media sound-bite) of "Bush lied-people died." 

Again, taken from the Liberal playbook of superstitious tricks:  2:4 as 3:6 becomes through slight of hand 2+4 = 3+6.  The outcome makes no logical or compelling sense, but gets good airtime for its entertainment value....

We find the same faulty analysis at play soon after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.  Because the Media predominately showed Blacks being homeless, and the levees that broke down flooded Black neighborhoods (a correlation), then there must have been an Administrative directed racial conspiracy against Blacks (causation), as alleged by prominent Black Liberal leaders. 

Yet, nothing could have been further from the truth as later analysis overwhelmingly proved.  Though further study revealed a troubling problem of entrenched partisan Liberal Democratic politics, the truth had little media play in the weeks following up these new findings; most reports were just swept under the carpet, especially if they exonerated Bush in any way.

Again taken from the Liberal playbook of superstitious tricks:  2:4 as 3:6 became an uncontested 2+4 = 3+6, making little sense by any imagination, but causing a whole lot of grief for a flat-footed Administration.  The parading of superstitions and lies suits Liberal attackers because after a while anything begins to stick if the attack is persistent enough.

Ironically, Elitists findings that are forged from superstitious cognitions are often touted as being logical and reasonable, especially by the liberal Main Stream Media (MSM).  There are hundreds of cases which illustrate this.  Here are just a sampling of some of the more egregious examples over the last few years:

(1) The unfair and often slanderous treatment by the MSM of the Swift Boat Veterans, when dismissing all their claims and evidence out of hand in favor of their boy Kerry.  Even in the face of such overwhelming testimony, Kerry's position was continually sustained while the credibility of his fellow veterans was trashed.

(2) In the treatment of CBS-Rather-Gate's false documents, the MSM run by the New York Times simply turned a blind eye to the truth, insisting upon its own unfounded version over clear evidence to the contrary..., and that the MSM is not run by the NYT... 

(3) Again, the numerous libelous and Liberal slanderous campaigns against the Administration's successful prosecution of the War in Iraq and the War on Terrorism, including the magnification of Abu Grave and Gitmo, false reports of GI's maliciously targeting reporters and civilians, and the ongoing insistence that Iraq has now and had then nothing to do with the war on Terrorism,  and that enemy combatants should have the same legal rights as a U.S. citizen, all of which have treacherously if not treasonlessly aided and abetted our enemy.

(4) The defeatist attitude of the Liberal Left in calling for immediate withdrawal from the Middle East, while ignoring the fact that it stupidly signals to the enemy our departure date, believing that the enemy doesn't have the sense to just wait it out in consequence.

(5)  Activists Judges who, having decided that their job description is just too narrow, now see themselves as practicing legislators, if not self-appointed demagogues that are beyond accountability..., and the Constitution be damned. 

(6)  Darwinian academics and PC politicians who cannot accept the scientific findings that have finally, correctly, and astutely challenged the dominance of Darwin's Theory of Gradual Evolution, whether this challenge is brought to them by the theories of Intelligent Design or others.

(7)  Politicians who cling to the misshapen believe that the United Nations has faithfully served the mandates of its charter and the ongoing interests of the United States, and believe that "it" and not the U.S. has been the reason for world peace, even in the face of scores of U.N. corruptions, documented incompetencies, and the daily failures to respond to the genocides in Africa, etc.

(8)  Christians who support a Homosexual Clergy, and the right for Homosexuals to have church and civil marriages performed on their behalf, willfully dismissing any notion that such a change would undermine the stability of our entire culture.

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About the Author:  Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.) is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist having been educated abroad where he completed his postgraduate studies at King’s College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and then graduated and received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He has been in private clinical practice and medical research for over 25 years, being active as an author, popular radio and TV personality, public speaker, and biomedical researcher. He is the author of The Winds of the Soul~Heaven’s First Voice To Us books  &  The Winds of Forgiveness~Heaven's Healing Promises, as well as numerous other scholarly papers and works.

 

 

 

 

 

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(9)  The continued world-wide and U.N. ban of the exceptionally effective insecticide DDT, even in the face of the established findings that earlier evidence was found to have been willfully, if not criminally, falsified and wholly exaggerated, and the fact that Malaria and other like-vector born diseases continue to take millions of lives per year.

(10)  The removal of God and worship from the Politically Correct culture of the Liberal Left, based on their willful misinterpretation and prejudiced perception of the meaning of separation of Church from State.

(11)  The protection and defense of our borders from illegal immigrants giving rise to claims that the U.S. is somehow being prejudicial, unfair, and unrighteous in hoarding the "good times" away from the those "huddled masses" who want to break our laws while freely partaking of all our social systems. 

(12)  The total insanity of our Income Tax and Social Security systems, providing a system of support that is basically unfair and cannot possibly be sustained.

(13)  Believing that politicians will ever serve the people first, cut back on spending, reducing the size and intrusion of government, and act above their own self-interests. 

(14)  The idea that Global Warming is a man-made problem, or has been scientifically proven to be solely caused by Industrial Nations, while neglecting the real facts of the earth's changing magnetic poles and the predominance of solar activity over the past decade, the known fundamental basis of any form of climatic change.

(15) The idea that the MSM and the hallowed halls of Academia offer fairly balanced perspectives that reflect common American ideology, even though it's been documented that over 80% of those so involved are registered Liberal Democrats, and it's been documented that their respective political positions continually biases their reporting and "token" research.

(16)  The bureaucratic self-inflicted snafus that resulted in the NASA Shuttle program debacles, including the continued insanity of sending an ill-conceived and badly designed 25 year-old spacecraft repeatedly into orbit without improving upon known engineering problems, or indeed redesigning the entire craft to be more efficient and safe. 

An in-depth analysis of each of the above illustrates the common strategy of changing the rules of analysis to yield erroneous superstitious conclusions, changing the notion of 2:4 as 3:6 into an distorted uncontested 2+4 = 3+6, making little analytical sense by any imagination, but nevertheless advancing and normalizing these superstitious conclusions in the public domain as fair and balanced. 

All of the above demonstrate how erroneous conclusions have been based on numerous and various self-serving superstitions derived from the coincidence of events, half-truths and politically correct falsehoods trumping the known data.  And despite the flurry of challenges to the status quo, they still remain as established and falsely enshrined truths, reinforced and furthered by the MSM, who make it practice of turning superstitions into Liberal Truths of importance.  This is how America is beginning to think all the time....

 

Wow, how amazing is this?!  I ask you, sarcastically, do you feel safer knowing that that kind of slip-shod reasoning and observational power is leading this country?  I think not!  It reminds me of the liberal apologetics and appeasement of Neville Chamberlain towards the Nazis in WWII all over again.  Yet, we should remember that Chamberlain aligned himself politically with "moderate conservatives", kind of like how REP U.S. Senator Arlen Specter does so now, and as do other RINOs----"Republican In Name Only".  Party affiliation does not a man make! 

I don't trust superstitiously minded individuals to do anything for me, least wise protect my rights and the national security of my country, no matter how elitist they profess themselves to be, or the "rightness" of their party affiliation.  In my eyes, they remain defrocked as Superstition-alists alone. 

Just as Hans Christian Andersen's storybook Emperor wanting to appear "smart" and "fit for his post" professed confidence in clothes that were in reality non-existent, so do Liberal Supersition-alists (that includes moderate conservatives too!) dangerously feed their own self-interests and self-importance to the exclusion of all else, excluding our individual rights and privileges, imagining causation where it doesn't exist and thereafter being woefully unprepared to protect or lead anybody.

Protecting ourselves from becoming superstitious  should not be too hard of a feat to accomplish once we've understood the clear antecedents. This should be a New Year's Resolution of prime importance to us all. 

Instead of grasping for conclusions derived from superstitious fictions, we should be literally practicing our Faith by looking for discernable patterns around us, and then exercising what we know by faithfully looking for the extension and extrapolation of those patterns into the future.  As I've continually argued, Faith is nothing without the ongoing concerted effort of accurate and verifiable reality testing.  Without such, we are left with our superstitions undisturbed, a procedural reality that many Christians want to forget, thus giving further credence to the finding that many on the so-called Right are really Leftists looking for cover.

Ironically, by definition, being "Faithful" means "keeping it real!"   


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