The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking

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  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 … Read More ›

Criticizing the institutions – what lesson in Jehovah’s witnesses and others?

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The short answers is, it depends on the person to join or criticize JWs or any other institution.  An important separation between the institution and the individual should always remain in the mind of the observer.  The difference and the connection should be a constant, and an obvious fact.

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

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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 … Read More ›

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

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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 … Read More ›

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

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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, … Read More ›

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

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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.

The section of the world, we want to see…none see all!

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When you put a query into a search box of an engine like Google or Bing, are you not already directing what kind of information will be presented?  The direction you put yourself in contact with connects you to a stream of information.  That stream of information and what flows … Read More ›

Redefining values – digital images in the post-truth age

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I believe, there is a translation into “pseudo-reality” of anything or anyone as-soon-as it enters the digital realm and presented on screens.  Whether it is human suffering, human achievement, money, the news, courtroom proceedings, or communication – everything stands to lose its value when it is put on display.

Pixelated Mona Lisa – the human mind trapped in specifics

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A fascination with specifics and analyzing details has become an obsession and considered proof of intelligent mind.  It is considered the sign of a civilized, sophisticated person to find and extract what is of interest from a whole mass of information.  Machines, no doubt, are better than humans in the … Read More ›

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

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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, … Read More ›