Humans. Fascinating, aren’t we? I think so. Particularly the human mind.
The human mind is not a computer. It can do math, yes, but what it is, though, is a powerful pattern recognition machine and “crystal ball” with memory, wrapped into a 3 pound mass of convolutions.
Add hormones and emotions and you might get a hot mess. Add cognitive biases and…
Eyes wide shut.
After being excommunicated from the Mormon Church, I spent the next three years pointing out the fallacies of the Church. They are patently obvious to me and very plentiful. To my believing family, not so much.
Faith is an effective blinder. Choosing faith means my family chooses to be blind.
And there’s nothing I can do!
So nothing is what I’ll now do, and not worry about it. I’ll chalk the last three years up to experience.
And that, ultimately, is the hardest thing about my excommunication.