On'er, USA', Progressive Christianity, -and- the, UK's primo, pillar of non/less/up-front, and open, if..., biased, Adults' Awake, News and Commentary; UK Column. Without, blessed Brian, co-presenting; comment out of the various segments and stories.
'Confirmation Bias:We judge new ideas based on the ease with which they fit in with and confirm the only standard we have: old ideas, old information, and trusted authorities. As a result, our framing story, belief system, or paradigm excludes whatever doesn’t fit./ Complexity Bias: Our brains prefer a simple falsehood to a complex truth./ Community Bias: It’s almost impossible to see what our community doesn’t, can’t, or won’t see./ Complementarity Bias: If you are hostile to my ideas, I’ll be hostile to yours. If you are curious and respectful toward my ideas, I’ll respond in kind./ Competency Bias: We don’t know how much (or little) we know because we don’t know how much (or little) others know. In other words, incompetent people assume that most other people are about as incompetent as they are. As a result, they underestimate their [own] incompetence, and consider themselves at least of average competence./ Consciousness Bias: Some things simply can’t be seen from where I am right now. But if I keep growing, maturing, and developing, someday I will be able to see what is now inaccessible to me./ Comfort or Complacency Bias: I prefer not to have my comfort disturbed./ Conservative-Liberal Bias: I lean toward nurturing fairness and kindness, or towards strictly enforcing purity, loyalty, liberty, and authority, as an expression of my political identity./ Confidence Bias: I am attracted to confidence, even if it is false. I often prefer the bold lie to the hesitant truth./ Catastrophe or Normalcy Bias: I remember dramatic catastrophes but don’t notice gradual decline (or improvement)./ Contact Bias: When I don’t have intense and sustained personal contact with “the other,” my prejudices and false assumptions go unchallenged./ Cash Bias: It’s hard for me to see something when my way of making a living requires me not to see it./ Conspiracy Bias: Under stress or shame, our brains are attracted to stories that relieve us, exonerate us, or portray us as innocent victims of malicious conspirators.'
In-to, finding the good and helpful?
The last and Conspiracy Bias is standard, childish denial; dressed in psychological assumptions. More, silly-sounding sleeping' sheep... bleating away.
Evidence a mouse-click away? Prog.'s answer is to take it a level-down and question all reason and the rationale.
Being somewhat generous and guessing on 'the conspiracies' documented, to claim (it/they/the Consp.); 'exonerate us, or portray us as innocent victims of malicious conspirators'? Wow, that's one, bizarre, theory.
How about; 'Can't Believe it?/Don't look, so won't-know, Bias'?
Come, the great awakening and repentance?
Not, that I don't have my own, unhelpful and deceptive Bias/s going on? The difference, (far as can tell), one of the biases claiming, at work and relevant, —isn't such a whopping pile of crap. The one bias and root of most of the troubles in the world.
Bias against evidential truths, an alternative to the establishment.
Go online and survey the Christian-based output-ers is a despair. Confirmation bias set solid and rock-like. Almost seems there's a superstition going on. As if it's about enough believing something will see it remain. Reading about the 'outrage' and anti-semitic 'conspiracy theories'. Drunk in stupidity about the Labour Party. "How dare someone looking into and think-discovering alternative to mainstream historical information..."
Even typing that sentence is shocking. No, take on, say; Christopher Bollyn, and try to argue? It's no, no, no... Run/head/sand/shhh. Is it pride or demonic activity? Both, because not rational to place, all about psychology.
Onward and the positive, (for me), and what's good, and great?
Leave; 'Learned Helplessness, Normalcy Bias, Stockholm Syndrome, Mass Hypnosis and Cognitive Dissonance', (What? Becomes..., August 17, 2017.), —Out, the comments on the thoughts of Brian (McLaren).
Gotta add, an alternative, to what's told me, by the so-called, 'Fourth Estate': BIAS. Upfront. Brian has a Socialist /'Progressive'/ Christian, bias. Something I share, with reservations, in specific, areas? Up for theological development on the understanding: God shares, the progressive and developing vision, and understanding. The context?
Wouldn't, tag socialist, any more than, libertarian. Or, Pre-approx-2010s, defined; 'Anarcho-syndicalist/ism', aka., 'Anarchist/ism'. The time-scale is in face of time-and-again..., contentions from certain bods, that, an understanding, didn't/or now, doesn't exist?
Instead, No, Clear-Def., because All Anarchists, are in a 'cross-sub-group argument and confusion' and what the word means?
Could, pull up examples, but y'know what...?
Consider the assertion, an over-statement, or incorrect? Not sharing a link disclosing, up-to-date sources, spouting the untrue historical revisionism.
Confirmation Bias. Stares us in the face, issue, this un?
'[ ... ], fit in with and confirm the only standard we have...'
What else matters but this wee gem?
What on earth, would the world be like if we adopted such a tool?
In the UK, and Information about the authorities, surrounding?
U K C O L U M N, add the sister ship, 21 Wire?
Welcome to the totality of Brian's opening bias.
Who, doesn't... 'fit the confirmation/bias'?
Eric Morecambe once asked, 'Get out of that without moving'?
How?, next B.
Sing It Again, It Was One Of Your Best Songs, That.
Complexity Bias/ Yes, if, the opposite over-reaction, and progs., adopt too simple, go-complex? Agreed, the Christianity-overall, bias, is too simplistic.
Community Bias:Oh my. Hence, why I refrain from initiating, direct contact, with Christians.
Complementarity Bias:Amen, and given.
Competency Bias: A big one to unpack, ye prog. rock, baggage.
Competency Bias: We don’t know how much (or little) we know because we don’t know how much (or little) others know. In other words, incompetent people assume that most other people are about as incompetent as they are. As a result, they underestimate their [own] incompetence, and consider themselves at least of average competence.