The Dunning-Kruger Effect is Killing Us

Our world rushes into the Abyss with such stunning speed, that there seems to be little that we can do except stand open-mouthed in shock. To even attempt to warn the thundering herd of their insanity, is to risk bodily harm and even death. If you stand in the way, you will certainly be trampled. And, it seems to have everything to do with an observation by David Dunning and Justin Kruger.

The truly incompetent think that they are capable.

The truly capable worry that they are incompetent.

You see this everywhere, and it is an utterly amazing defect in our nature.

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Patriotism vs. God

Can you be a Christian and a Patriot?

Before you answer that question, let me remind you that you cannot be a follower of Christ, if you love ANYTHING more than God. In fact, the best definition of idolatry is the love of something, more than God.

So, are you a patriot?

Of course, your answer might change a bit if that nation is truly following God. The problem is that there isn’t any nation today that follows God, so the issue is moot. And, I’m afraid that I haven’t dealt with this question as well as I should, in my own life.

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2019 – The Difficult Year

At the beginning of January, it is a tradition to try and forecast the events of the coming year. And, I’ve tried to do that, every year, with limited success. Timing is not my strength, as I have demonstrated over the past few years. Having said that, there aren’t many who have done any better. So, I’m in good company.

However, there is one thing that I can predict with a great deal of confidence:

2019 will be difficult.

My fear is that this will be a great understatement. I certainly hope that it will be smooth sailing with perfect sunsets and fields of green. But, don’t bet on it.

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The Boiling Frog

Our fall from grace has happened so slowly that we must look at it in terms of decades and even centuries. What was outrageous in the ’90s, is commonplace today. And, what we did in the ’90s was only whispered about in the ’70s. Oh, and we never talked about THAT in the ’50s.

This slow creep of all things immoral has been happening so slowly that it’s hard to see it, unless some ‘half-alien’ points it out to us.

I’m that ‘half-alien’.

The problem is that there aren’t enough ‘half-aliens’ out there to make what we say remarkable enough to be believed.

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Taiwan is Falling

For decades, Taiwan has been losing a struggle against the corruption flooding in from the United States and Europe. Abortion has become cheap and easy. American movies, music and pornography have become ubiquitous. Anything and everything American has been idolized in one form or another. Taiwanese parents have chosen careers over children. And, those same parents sent their kids to universities in the US and Europe. Those kids came back with leftist ideas that are now bearing an ugly fruit.

We are seeing this fruit in a homosexual campaign to gain more and more acceptance in Taiwanese society. And, it’s being especially felt in tomorrow’s election.

Free to Fornicate

The kerfuffle over Kavanaugh is about one thing, and one thing only:

Sex without consequences

That’s it.

Oh, I know that they claim this thing or that. In fact, they talk about everything except the one thing that they just can’t tolerate, the restriction on their ability to have as much sex as they want, with as many people as they want, whenever they want, however they want it, without consequence.

Please remember that this is the central argument behind ‘A Woman’s Right To Choose’. That’s right, abortion.

Why?

Because if you couldn’t murder your unborn child, you couldn’t have as much sex as you wanted.

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Why Must We Be Morons?

If you want a serious case of depression, read history. No, really. Nothing makes you despair about the future of humanity than a nice, strong dose of the past – which is a demonstration of just how evil and stupid we all are. And yes, I count myself as a member of the evil and stupid.

In fact, I wince at the foolishness in my own past, so don’t think that I’m not leveling the finger at myself. I’m just as much of a drooling idiot as anyone else. The only difference is that I can SEE that I’m a drooling idiot.

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Nuts and 9/11

Nine eleven represents a turning point in American and world history. The events that followed that terrible event could not have happened without 9/11 – or, something like it. The problem with 9/11 isn’t the numbers of people killed, or the horror of that event. No, the problem is with the deception surrounding it, and the events that followed.

It has been 17 years, as of this past week. Seventeen, and we still haven’t learned the truth. And, this deception is amazing for its depth, and the inability of intelligent people to perceive that there ever was a deception.

Unfortunately, we have nuts who are muddying the waters.

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Stop the Self-Deception

It’s hard to see the truth, with all the lies swirling about. And, there seem to be fewer and fewer people that you can trust.

So, how do you get to the truth?

That’s a tough one, especially since your first opponent on the road to truth is yourself. You – yes you – are an incredible obstacle to seeing the truth. This is true for all of us.

The question is…

…Are you willing to let go of yourself, to find something as precious as the truth?

I have to keep telling myself this, which is why I’m telling you.

You will never see the truth, if you keep standing in the way of it.

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Chinese New Year and Horror in South Africa

Well, it’s that time of year again where the Chinese get to celebrate a new year, and I get dragged off to visit the in-laws. I hate traveling, but I like my in-laws. So, it’s always a time of mixed emotion.

It also means that I get my weekly articles out rather late.

The other thing that’s happening, is genocide in South Africa. It has been going on for a while, but the tempo is starting to increase. We should all be horrified by this and praying for our brothers and sisters who are about to suffer greatly.

Please remember that our time of suffering is coming.

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