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The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking

  The website, “The Critical Thinking Community” carries this definition of critical thinking, on one of its pages: Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, […]

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Extreme views: Seeing the world from the edges, or rooted in a view

The greater the sense of confusion grows, so grows the desperation to find answers.  Finding oneself unable to compete in a world of ever-growing divides, even those with experience find themselves thrown off-balance.  Falling down the slippery slopes of divided views, people find themselves secure at the very edges.  From the very edges they establish […]

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Jehovah’s witnesses prove themselves the antichrist, and no better than those they habitually criticize

These 2 screenshots (cropped for ease) are taken from the JW article about the 4 horsemen.  The article later shows Jesus as the first rider on the white horse.  So, according to the Watchtower publication, Jesus is not only one of the 4, he is also leading the charge!  By this understanding, Jesus is taking the […]

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Overcoming disappointment with Jehovah’s witnesses, and humans in general

I was never interested in organized religion.  Organized religion meant the confining and defining of any real faith a person might have.  The worst taste of religion for me – deeply organized and correctly identified as a cult – was with Jehovah’s witnesses.  Right from the time I was studying, I could see some crucial […]

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Individualism and the challenges to democracy: uncertainties in the hands of men

The rise of individualism and social congregation of like-minded individuals on social networks is, most certainly the end of traditional democracy.  Already there is a kind of reactionary leadership, leading to a weakening of authority.

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Why the growth of extremism in recent times? Is there a remedy?

It would be a mistake to confine extremism to religion or political ideology or a nationality.  Extremism can be found anywhere, even in music and art.  It is usually a response to some external trouble.  It could be seen as a means of countering the negative influence of outside forces, and as a means to […]

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Short thought – 6 – The preferred lie

An assumption took hold, An imagination was sold, Men would find the way out of damnation, People would create their own salvation.   The dream lives on, The effort goes on, While the struggling masses wait, There is rampant injustice within the gate.   Science has not tried long enough, Philosophy has not explored deep […]

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Lesson from Solomon – Continuity and finality – opposite worldviews.

Do you have a worldview?  Even though you may have never sit down and enunciated what it is, or taken pains to explain it to others, most surely you do have a worldview.  In the globalized world where, even the knowledge of distant galaxies is available to the boy on the street, potential for knowledge-based […]

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Determining what is “fake news”. What is “real news”?

The phrase “fake news” has become popular in recent times.  In the year 2016, another related phrase “post truth” became popular.  Outside of the political world, there is much that is happening which makes the appearance and use of these phrases timely and legitimate.  A consideration of what is behind these ideas will help us […]

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The adoption of a thought

The adoption of a thought is a uniquely human trait.  With exposure to so much information which, clearly exceeds any human’s ability to process, it becomes difficult to be certain of anything.  A person could be asked to question the validity of any thought, even those dear to him.  Where a person is himself unwilling […]

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Why a human is incapable of truth, but is capable of peace?

The truth could be seen as, when, a statement is the same as the existence of a matter.  When a man speaks of what is in existence, he offers his observation.  He observes, understands, and expresses.  If the understanding is the same as that of everyone else, it has to be regarded as truth!  This […]

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