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How NOT to Deal With Cognitive Dissonance

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, we talked about cognitive dissonance. That’s the unpleasant emotional state we get into when we get close to realizing we hold two contradictory beliefs. Christianity induces a lot of cognitive dissonance in its believers, and they’ve evolved a number of ways of dealing with it — none of them constructive. Today, let me show you how not to deal with cognitive dissonance.

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The Conversion of Bernice Krueger in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #154, Ch. 36-37)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! We turn our attention now to Frank Peretti’s 1986 novel, This Present Darkness. In this installment, the finale continues to build. And that means that Peretti continues to move a bunch of plastic cut-outs shaped like people around on his gameboard to their rightful places. So far, Bernice Krueger has escaped his […]

Posted inReligion

False Accusations in Jesus-Land in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #150, Ch. 30)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! It being Monday, we turn our attention to Frank Peretti’s cringefest 1986 novel, This Present Darkness. In this installment, we discover the literal only reason that anybody ever accuses TRUE CHRISTIANS™ of serious crimes. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the theology of false accusations in toxic Christianity. (Please click here to find […]

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