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Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by EvolvedMinistry
Thank you. I have found it funny the sheer amount of people around here who parade around here imperiously calling anyone who disagrees with them ignorant when for the best I could find they are the ones being ignorant and not in a capacity that they are wantonly being such, they just can't seem to see beyond a certain viewpoint. So I wanted to figure out if there was mechanism in how our minds work that makes this happen so much. Rather than take the easy route that a startling many does and assume they are mentally defective.
[edit on 29-9-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]
Originally posted by John Matrix
Jesus parable of the sower comes to mind. Seeds springing up to bear fruit, seeds springing up then falling over and dying for lack of good soil and water. Seed being a thought or schema, water being the spirit of God, soil being our consciousness, fruit being the fruit of the Spirit. This could be considered a Schemata.....Yes?
Originally posted by Copernicus
While individuals may have a spoken and even perhaps belief that they seek to "Deny Ignorance" they may in fact work against themselves. As the mind will even subconscious seek to reinforce existing beliefs.
Definitely true. I have only met a handful of people capable of seeing every situation rationally and logically, and Im not one of them. Sometimes it would be nice to be able to shut off emotions and just let the mind work as a computer.
[edit on 20-9-2009 by Copernicus]