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cognitive dissonance

Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey
in response to reader comment: what happened to turks in balkans,crimia,georgia,─▒raq,etc etc

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Mar 14, 2010 at 03:16

Havas writes:

"so even if all the world barks like a rabid dog we turks will never accept something we dont believe happened."
Even if it really did happen? Just because it suits you to not believe it?
This leads of course to a certain cognitive dissonance .


Note the example given: " For example, a belief in animal rights is inconsistent with eating meat."
Similarly - belief in the democratic process is inconsistent with committing genocide (and then denying it ever happened) or persecuting minority members of a society.

".....we turks will never accept something we dont believe happened."
But yet you find it perfectlly OK to believe in things that never happened : a supersonic flying winged donkey and that Mohamhead split the moon with his finger (does it say how he put it back together by the way?).

Not surprising though I suppose - given the source of such fiction.

.Bukhari: "Muhammad used to get divine inspiration only in Aisha's bed"...3.47.755


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