Category Archives: Self Deception

Changing the price-tags

A gang of thieves once came up with an idea for robbing a jewellery store without anyone being aware of it. They broke into the store but all they did was change the price tags on several items, switching low … Continue reading

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One of the laws of nature is that for something to become clean, something else must become dirty. Isabella of Spain used to boast that she’d had only two baths in her life – one when she was born, and … Continue reading

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Do it yourself beliefs

Doctor Rosemary Aird of the University of Queensland, a few years ago, conducted a survey of numerous young adults, and found that “Young people with do it yourself new-age beliefs were twice as likely to be more anxious and depressed … Continue reading

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Needing the full treatment

C.S. Lewis said that as a child, when he had a toothache, he knew that if he went to his mother, she’d give him something to deaden the pain. But he would avoid going to her because he also knew … Continue reading

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Things we want to think of as friendly, but aren’t

During the Falklands War the Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by a single missile fired from an Argentine fighter jet. It caused some people to wonder if modern surface warships were obsolete, sitting ducks for today’s sophisticated missiles. … Continue reading

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Passed preaching but failed Christianity

Using Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan, a professor of theology arranged for ten of his students, for their final assessment before becoming ordained ministers, to record a short talk on radio. Each was released from class at ten minute … Continue reading

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Being famous doesn’t always mean being admired

In the closing years of the nineteenth century the Cherry Sisters performed to packed theatres throughout the American Midwest. Their fame came from them being unbelievably bad actors that people came to throw vegetables at. Amazingly, the girls were then … Continue reading

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