Sunday, March 27, 2016

A brief word about “cognitive dissonance”

Good grief – everywhere you go these days you see people accusing each other of “cognitive dissonance” (the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change).

The anti-missionary Jews and their converts accuse Christians and Messianic/Hebrew Roots types of suffering from “cognitive dissonance” because of our belief that Y’shua is our Divine Messiah. Hebrew Roots/Messianic types accuse the anti-missionaries and their converts of “cognitive dissonance” for their rejection of Messiah Y’shua, while applying the same term to the Christians for their rejection of Torah.

Christians tell us we are guilty of “cognitive dissonance” for our belief in Torah (since Torah, to them, is "a curse!).  And atheists accuse all of us of suffering from “cognitive dissonance” for even believing in a deity. Apparently, we are ALL suffering from mental problems - LOL! (And all this is going on while the whole world is watching us duke it out!) 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all stopped trying to put people “in a box” by accusing them of something we can hardly pronounce (much less understand), and simply kept a rational, respectful dialogue open so we can ALL find our way to YHWH/Y’shua/Torah as the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) leads?

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