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23-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Is there a term for this?
When I was a true believer in Christ, I just couldn't fathom how anyone could NOT believe the Bible. It astonished me.

Now that I'm a non believer, I cannot fathom how anyone CAN believe the Bible.

Is there. Psychological term for this state of mind?
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23-09-2013, 08:10 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
(23-09-2013 08:07 PM)onedream Wrote:  When I was a true believer in Christ, I just couldn't fathom how anyone could NOT believe the Bible. It astonished me.

Now that I'm a non believer, I cannot fathom how anyone CAN believe the Bible.

Is there. Psychological term for this state of mind?

First one: delusional.

Second one: rational.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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23-09-2013, 08:13 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
Conviction maybe? not sure though

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23-09-2013, 08:24 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
Dan Barker, former minister and part of the leadership of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, likes telling a pretend story about how when he was a believer, he went door to door spreading the word of god, and after he lost his faith, he went door to door telling people to forget what he said the first time. It's not a hilarious joke, but just meant to convey his new strong convictions after a long period of time having strong convictions in his faith. This kind of transition from strong believer to strong skeptic is not too unusual of a transition from what I've heard.
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23-09-2013, 08:36 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
Its called research

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It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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23-09-2013, 09:11 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
Something like cognitive dissonance, but sequential instead of simultaneous.

Dawkins might say with understated profundity, you changed your mind.

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23-09-2013, 09:45 PM (This post was last modified: 23-09-2013 09:51 PM by onedream.)
RE: Is there a term for this?
I guess the phenomena I'm trying to name is the state of arriving at a world view and being slack jawed how others don't see it your way...even if you used to see it the other way. I've experienced this on both sides of the fence and I'm fascinated about it regarding myself... Even though I've seen it BOTH ways.
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23-09-2013, 10:49 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
Atheist view uncomprehended = Facepalm
Theist view uncomprehended = palm sunday face

I think it's an indication that someone needs assertion therapy.

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23-09-2013, 10:57 PM
RE: Is there a term for this?
(23-09-2013 08:07 PM)onedream Wrote:  Is there a psychological term for this state of mind?

Kool aide intoxication.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid

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24-09-2013, 01:51 AM
RE: Is there a term for this?
my guess is what it is due to selves confusions ways with everything

it shows how far true ways is the only right one possibly

the fact that u didnt meant biblic words being objectively right, locked everything with ur subjective justification of meaning it true

everything outside is in truth but of course lies are the living ways while without being objectively anything, while through ruining anything too

u must try since u appear willing to b objective, to separate urself positive fact and superior sense so not a self as a guilty thing but as a constant right thing
separate it from any justification of else existence being a fact too
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