I often wonder why the Western world is declining. Many others would say the same thing. In fact, we would probably agree that our culture is deteriorating. The problem is, a lot of examples that would be brought up in a conversation are very superficial. Why superficial? Because some are too afraid to talk about the real problems plaguing our world. Not just afraid to talk, they will be in a state of denial and cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is defined as a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. This discomfort is triggered by a situation in which a belief of a person clashes with new evidence perceived by that person. When confronted with facts that contradict personal beliefs, ideals, and values, people will find a way to resolve the contradiction in order to reduce their discomfort.As a culture, we cannot solve the problems unless we get to the bottom of it. Who? What? When? Where? Why? Sometimes these questions are very difficult to answer. Stopping a symptom will not solve the problem. Eliminating the cause will. Continue reading “A writing to the Judeo Christians”