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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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To: taxcontrol

You said: “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.”

It is not the ONLY definition.

My statement is absolutely correct.


33 posted on 03/02/2011 5:41:36 PM PST by The Watcher
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