Do we brainwash ourselves? That is what IB wrote about here. Since she used the derangement over Donald Trump as an example, that ticked off one person, Doug, and he commented to justify himself. That is worth reading too.
Nevertheless, IB’s post has broader implications. We live at a time when it is possible to immerse ourselves in the company of people and media that reflects back at us what we already believe, and we can choose to immerse ourselves entirely in such company and media. So we should wonder to what extent the desire for self affirmation rather than empathy for others divides us.
Are you a Christian? Because Jesus Christ calls upon to spread the Gospel, we cannot hide ourselves solely among people of like mind. We can draw strength from other Christians, but we still must go out among the unsaved. We must try to understand them and share our faith with them. If we never do, we have not obeyed His Word.
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I have long had this theory that we are the company we keep, that those around us will shape us, that every day of our lives we are being indoctrinated and brainwashed.
So choose wisely. You are what you eat.
My interest was brought about by all the usual questions like, What the heck is wrong with all you sheeple?? Has common sense just died?? Has critical thinking gone the way of gluten intolerance? Are we just de-evolving and getting dumber??
I am notorious for falling down philosophical rabbit holes. On one such quest I realized those are not actually the questions at all, or rather those are all far too superficial. We must go deeper still to get to the…
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