Editor's Note: Interesting article on our decision making processes and how we tend to view the world with bias. Considering today's political environment, this article should help us step back and pause, regardless of which side we favor. By Julia Galef, TED | Repost Are you a soldier or a scout? Your answer to this … Continue reading Why you think you’re right, even when you’re wrong
In a recent article in The New York Times about the political views of C.S. Lewis, Peter Wehner writes,
For those of us who believe in the truth of Christianity and still believe in the good of politics, the last several decades — and the last 15 months in particular — have often been painful. Like water that refracts light and changes the shape of things, politics can distort and invert Christianity, turning a faith that at its core is about grace, reconciliation and redemption into one that is characterized by bitterness, recriminations and lack of charity. There is a good deal of hating and dehumanization going on in the name of Christ.
Followers of Jesus aren’t doing a very good job of living faithfully in a broken world, perhaps because we’re looking inward instead of upward. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in,’ ” Lewis reminded…
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