posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 11:47 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
Thanks for the post. You highlight a problem which is becoming so clear that even I can see it. Simply, people are holding on to their beliefs
regardless of the evidence piling up against them. If I recall correctly, about 1 in 6 Americans believe the country is headed in the right
direction. About 2 in 5 approve of Obama. And vast numbers believe Islam is a religion of peace.
The part I find fascinating is that I would like to think that the normal person looks at the facts and draws a conclusion. When the facts change,
the conclusion changes. But what we seem to have here are people who start with a conclusion, e.g. "The Country is doing fine," "Obama is good,"
"Muslims deserve our support and sympathy because they're nice and kind and loving." Then, when the facts go against the conclusion, the
conclusion stays the same and the facts are changed, or ignored.
I don't know, maybe that happens because it's easier to defend a conclusion, than to think through to a conclusion starting from facts. Coptic
Christians, and pretty much all other non-Muslims, are being driven from their homes and killed. Yet, somehow, people believe Muslims support
Maybe I'm being pessimistic, but I feel sorry for anyone in the West who is under 40. I wouldn't want to live through the next 50-100 years.