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To: taxcontrol

dishonesty is NOT an inclination to lie, cheat, or steal.

It is many things, including your fake “entrapment” maneuver.

I know the script, I know how it goes...

“Do you believe the new testament is inspired of God?”

“yes”

“Well, here’s a text that tells women to be silent, and then you claim to have female prophet. So, you’re violating the bible’s instructions.”

yeah, I know where all these dishonest arguments go, seen them before, recognize them a mile off. Your own flourishing dishonest telegraphs itself in your posting.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 1:14:10 PM PST by The Watcher
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To: The Watcher
Now who is being dishonest - I postulated no such "entrapment". I only asked how one can reconcile two beliefs that are opposite of each other. This allows the individual the opportunity to present their side and gives room for them to come up with an explanation. If they can provide a logical explanation, then we are able to proceed with reasoned discourse.

However, if they cant provide a logical explanation, then it has been made apparent that there are conflicting beliefs. The uncomfortable feeling that is associated with holding two conflicting beliefs is call cognitive dissonance. People often become very angry and frustrated when confronted with with such a situation. They will often not even attempt to resolve the conflict but resort to other expressions of their anger.

As for your assertion that dishonesty is not an inclination to lie, cheat or steal.... you really should consult a dictionary as it is certainly included in the definition.

dis·hon·es·ty
   /dɪsˈɒnəsti/ Show Spelled[dis-on-uh-stee]
–noun, plural -ties.
1. lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
2. a dishonest act; fraud.

28 posted on 03/02/2011 2:34:15 PM PST by taxcontrol
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