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Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:20 PM

Bonhoeffer on stupidity - this explains dumps cult.

https://religiousgrounds.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/bonhoeffer-on-stupidity-entire-quote/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Bonhoeffer on stupidity - this explains dumps cult. (Original post)
onecaliberal Jul 2018 OP
jcboon Jul 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #2
onecaliberal Jul 2018 #7
alwaysinasnit Jul 2018 #3
onecaliberal Jul 2018 #8
flying rabbit Jul 2018 #4
Roland99 Jul 2018 #5
lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #6
alwaysinasnit Jul 2018 #9
lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #10
alwaysinasnit Jul 2018 #11

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:26 PM

1. Very astute

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:28 PM

2. History repeating itself.

‘Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 10:36 PM

7. Its why I don't argue or even try to speak to them. Their stupidly is definitely dangerous.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:30 PM

3. OMG This is so spot on. Thanks for posting.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 10:37 PM

8. You're welcome.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:41 PM

4. How do we liberate the cult? nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:44 PM

5. The Drumpfs don't serve America. They expect America to serve them

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 09:45 PM

6. I've used the shorthand version of this for my entire life

"Never ascribe to malice that which can best be explained by mere incompetence"

Not sure is that is a quote by someone... it is, of course, related to Occam's razor.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:12 PM

9. If I am not mistaken, it is Hanlon's razor.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:14 PM

10. Thanks! I knew it was a "thing"... now I know more about it

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:20 PM

11. you're welcome

My theory being that 25-30% of the population is malicious and they manipulate the 30% of the population that is allergic to facts, and that makes for an uphill battle for the rest of us.

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