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Bombers come from cults of personality 
28th-Jul-2005 02:10 am
Dilbert
Another article that I do agree with:
Bombers come from cults of personality

The last paragraphs are interesting:

Tourish talks about "confirmatory bias" - the tendency we have to see only evidence that supports our pre-existing beliefs. Included in the examples he cites are the beliefs among far rightists in the US that their government planned the Oklahoma bombing and among far leftists insisting that Bush organised the attack on the World Trade Centre. Similarly lunatic conspiracies are jamming my inbox in the aftermath of London. Blair did it!

Tourish recalls Pauline Hanson being interviewed about her fears of Asian immigration. When told she was wildly exaggerating the statistics, and shown the data, she simply said "I don't believe those figures", demonstrating that once people become habituated to the notion that any opinion is as good as any other, and can be untethered from empirical evidence ("post-modernism in action", says Tourish), then bias is given free reign.
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31st-Jul-2005 07:05 am (UTC)
demonstrating that once people become habituated to the notion that any opinion is as good as any other, and can be untethered from empirical evidence ("post-modernism in action", says Tourish), then bias is given free reign.

I assume this is also what is happening when UBF are talking about a "manger ministry" worth millions of dollars.
Or servants of God "sacrificing everything for World Mission" well except that company, those 5 houses, that car and the unpaid household servants.
Or people passing their studies with "faith grade A" when in reality it's a low D.
Or people being "great in God's eyes" when in reality they're nothing but brainwashed vegetables who neither know the Bible properly nor are capable of discussing their own perspective of Christ without resorting to name-calling.
Or people being "carriers of hope for God's Work" when they're nothing other than exploited people filling the coffers of some UBFKoreans who don't seem to know what honest labour is.
1st-Aug-2005 09:23 am (UTC)
I think for "post-modernism in action" the UBF idiom is "in God's eyes".
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