This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Monday, July 31, 2017

More Discussion of the Next Series of Articles

     This thread is another introduction to the next six series of articles. I have to say I am a little disappointed in the response so far. But the fault is mine. I entitled it "How to Live in a World Gone Mad." That title was catchy and I thought might draw in more readers. However the title was a misdirection. What my following articles were meant to address is creating one’s explanatory mental model when no models explain--and everyone is admitting they have no model.

This articles lists many unexplainable events. The articles speak of how the human mind is hardwired to create models that do explain. The articles then give a brief discussion of the process of creating explanatory models. Then, because everyone is admitting they have no explanations and the models they put forth do not carry the load of so much contradictions, I put forth an explanatory model that works for me.

I see now, my title confused things, so instead of my readers sharing how they are working on their explanatory models, they instead gave me "How to cope in a bizarre situation"–my fault.. Wolfe and Sark say they just hunker down in their bunkers. Wolfe then wrote that his explanatory model was they were all insane. And, of course POV did his usual thing of four repetitious comments which only exemplified the disorder. He never even contested my description of how he was part of the inexplicable.

Wolfe your model does not help me. When I put on my psychologist hat, I know too much about insanity. These people are not insane. So your model not only does not explain but also following what an explanatory model must provide, does not tell me what I do to help. Do we just put anti-psychotic drugs in all the drinking water?

However when I put on my priest hat, the explanatory model that says all these people have unknowingly fallen under the influence of the powers of darkness, that works. I believe I understand and in one of the threads I tell you how my model informs me what to do–and what I am doing.

You have all heard the expression that when you are trying to figure out a series of events,  "follow the money".  In the case of all those inexplicable I suggested in my article the only one who benefits from all my list of bizarre events is satan himself. And I explained that when God wants to do something, the powers of darkness always fight back violently. Also, the only ones who can produce self-righteous spiritual energy in people are other gods.

By the way POV wrote he did not think these articles were very deep. What do you think?


Wolf's Head said...

I still believe the left is mentally ill or mentally deficient.

However, that is not enough to explain what we are seeing in the world today.

Someone may be mad, or a moron, but not evil.

And that is what we face.

Most people I know just want to be left alone to live their lives without harming anyone, unless someone tries to harm them.

The left however, live to control others, or at least try to.

The thought of anyone living outside of what they ordain is not just an anathema to the left, it is a call to war.

More and more I am convinced that they are not just wrong, or mean, or stupid, but actually evil.

I sometimes wonder if their adamant stance on abortion is not some commitment to sacrifice the unborn to whatever evil the left worships.

Their obsession to control and enslave everyone not of their faith, for that is what liberalism is, a religion, is unending.

I remember the sign that used to be in front of the Unitarian Church in Boone. It said something along the lines of " Home of Liberal Religion in the High Country".

I did read on Drudge that there are now bible studies in the White House for Cabinet officials. Perhaps someone is trying to fight back spiritually.

Anonymous said...

Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to There is no fee; I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I enjoyed reading your work. I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. If “OK” please le6t me know via email.


Blogger said...

Anon POV Your description of Conservatives does not match anyone I know. I don’t even know if you have any acquaintances who are real conservatives. What I do know is that you have been interacting with real conservatives on this blog. Therefore, your ideas of being a conservative should have been shaped by the conservatives you do know, not the fictional caricature you have created. Neither me, nor Wolfe, nor Guy, nor Sark in any way match your description. Therefore, to tolerate you, I tell myself you are just not as smart as you think you are.

To the others, we just had a week when more pages of the blog were looked at in France than even in the US. We have people from all over the world who look in on us. Thought you might want to know who is looking over your shoulder when you comment.

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Wolf's Head said...

Mon Dieu! C'est incroyable!

Wonder why anyone in France would want to look at this blog?

Maybe it gains something in translation?