FFT:  How Do Church-going Christians Live With Cognitive Dissonance

Don’t you ‘love’ the church going Christians who step over bodies on the way to church? Makes one wonder how do they live with cognitive dissonance?  Then it occurred to me while toying with a few on Facebook.  They ignore the content and apply labels to the person.

Do you know why black people have been called angry for stating the truth or a fact? It’s because the truth is in conflict with the stories these church going Christians tell themselves as to not live with the pain of cognitive dissonance (or rather the guilt).

What is cognitive dissonance? It occurs when one’s beliefs/values and actions are discordant, in conflict. As when a church going Christian who believes in God and Jesus murders innocent people. With cognitive dissonance, the body and mind feel psychological pain that can be very intense and lead to a host of other medical, physical and social issues. We as humans cannot lead normal lives when there is cognitive dissonance.

In order to prevent cognitive dissonance, these god fearing individuals need to make their actions seem godly or rather justified. That is when they apply labels:

It’s acceptable to walk over the body of a “terrorist” or a “thug.” And it’s okay to ignore or even kill an “angry black person. ” It’s ‘saving a life’ to kill a doctor who performs abortions.

Next time church-going Christians attempt to justify an ungodly  act or their lack of compassion, then label you for pointing out the hypocrisy, remember they need to do so for their peace of mind.

In addition, labelling is a learned behavior /strategy to detract from the facts.

What are your thoughts?

Standard Bearers

Standard Bearers

Standard Bearers

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Ever noticed more and ever more how standards change to suit certain groups?

Ever noticed those standards are based on the need to control groups, usually those perceived as the ‘undeserved poor’ or darkly pigmented?

Those were my thoughts as I was called an anti-Semite and all sorts of other unpleasant names (labels). Including sexist and sexually insulting. Why? For stating facts: Israel is a racist country.

Israel has crossed the line between war and unnecessary force, as well as torture.

The standard bearers, with Zionists leanings, proceeded to repaint me with labels such as anti-Semite which has legal implications.   All the labels used by these standards bearers have legal implications and that is why they are used!

Labels are pivotal tools used by standard bearers to redefine our understanding of the images we see, words we read and the sounds we make.

USA’s foreign policy is dominated by labels. Labels that are riddled with fear and threats have become part of the US foreign policy arsenal.

As much as the standard bearers tried, they could not deflect nor distract me. The key is to remember labels are tools to change scenarios. Do NOT let labels stifle or kill your voice.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Unarmed protestor accosted by a cop
Unarmed protestor accosted by a cop
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