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This & That

The name for this blog was inspired by “One-eyed Jack” Williams who had a radio program in Phoenix, Arizona about 35 years ago.... His “Quarter Hour of This and That”. Everyday he started out the program with the statement. “It is a beautiful day in Arizona and I suggest, leave us all enjoy it.” It did not mater if it was raining or sunny, in the middle of a sand storm or cold and miserable. It was always a beautiful day. It is still my favorite way to start the day.

Location: Baños de Agua Santa, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Thursday, July 13, 2006


The following is from Dr. Bob Horn's web site...Truthpizza. The link is above. I believe that being polorized is one of the major factors of the discontent in the world today. It seems that we are constantely being forced to pick a side evem of ot we don't feel it fits. The only choice that we need to make is between Good and Evil and to make the this choice resonsibly, we need to know the truth.

An emotional attachment to one side of an issue.

A common, but very serious situation occurs when we become emotionally attached to one side of an issue. Often the problem starts because someone we respect persuades us that a particular "cause" is vitally important but threatened by sinister and corrupt opponents. We start to think of our side as good and the other side as evil. We trust the evidence for our side without questioning whether it might be faulty, and we hastily reject arguments against our position as deception by our evil opponents. It is difficult for us to evaluate new evidence fairly since we are so afraid of siding with the enemy and we hate to disagree with our allies. We might even become so emotionally involved that we feel violence or other unethical practices are justified. Many bitter political, religious, ethnic, and even family conflicts involve polarization.


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