Denial, Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias

Let me start with this statement. When a person who already believes strongly about something is presented with evidence that is contrary to their belief, they can tend to react in one of, or a combination of three ways; ignore the information (citing that it is irrelevant or blatantly wrong), rationalise the information or belief (citing that their view allows for this information or that the view is correct still by citing other unrelated...

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“Is this the only time you pray?”

As you may know, I drive past a church billboard every day on my way to work, which is updated ever month with a new slogan and picture. These billboards are coming from Outreach Media, whom I’ve mentioned several times in my blog over the past months. And as usual, this month they are taking a contemporary concept and using it to espouse the gospel. And what a more current topic than the soccer (football, whatever you want to call...

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