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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Truth in Politics: We Really Don't Want It

by Ari Shapiro, NPR:
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"...behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely of Duke [University]... found that people were totally comfortable with politicians of their own party being dishonest to get elected. There is lots of evidence that people don't necessarily seek the truth. They seek to have their beliefs confirmed. Pablo Boczkowski of Northwestern University studies the way people consume news. 'What I see in our research is that people want to get the news that speaks to their beliefs and the issues that they are interested in, and they are willing to avoid the rest.'"
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Read the entire interview here.

2 comments:

Darcyjo said...

But what do we do when NOBODY seems to be honest, or only as honest as they have to be? It makes me tired, and it's one reason I have never wanted to affiliate with a political party!
Lord, help me to get through the election this year before I lose my mind!

Allan Bevere said...

Darcyjo,

You speak for many people; and I have never affiliated with a political party.