The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards
Monday, August 12, 2019
Why facts don't change our minds
For those who wonder why M2C continues to be taught, consider these two sentences:
We don't always believe things because they are correct. Sometimes we believe things because they make us look good to the people we care about.
There are few more obvious examples than M2C. Employees at Book of Mormon Central, for example, are unusually concerned with what their bosses and mentors think.
The two lines in that quotation come from a wonderful essay that explains a fascinating aspect of human nature: People like to think their opinions are based on facts, but that is not the case.
The essay is found here:
Here are two fun quotations from the essay: