/Xeno didn't even recognize the dissonance in Barry's preference for Bruce Cockburn songs. Everyone knows Cockburn is a born-again Christian. What about Barry's claim that a "belief in God is a form of mental illness." /

On 10/24/2014 12:03 AM, blue_bungalo...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:

This could explain how Winthrop and Albert worked on the
non-weapon part, of an exclusively weapons project, in which
one of them was denied security clearance.

/This is an example of cognitive dissonance - the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time.//
//What I'm trying to do is alert Barry that he is exhibiting some roughness by posting contradictory messages to the group. Everyone already knows that Barry believes in Buddhas, karma, and reincarnation and that he bought and read Sam Harris' new book. ///Everyone already knows that (except apparently Xeno).

/The thing that doesn't make any sense is, why Barry didn't understand what Harris wrote. It seems pretty simple to me. Harris makes a clear case for the value of spirituality, which he bases on his experiences in Buddhist meditation.

Go figure./

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