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Topic subjectFor sure. I think we're all guilty of it to varying degrees.
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13401942, For sure. I think we're all guilty of it to varying degrees.
Posted by Cold Truth, Mon Aug-31-20 02:20 PM
I just think it's a particularly noteworthy- and glaring- in the overlap between Trump people and conservative Christians, because the things being overlooked are very significant.

I don't think that, in our day to day lives, most people are ignoring that volume of that level of awfulness, particularly in ways that are so directly and consistently at odds.

In this case, they're not only overlooking all these elements of their holy book, just as they're overlooking all these elements of their "guy".

They're also overlooking the "positive" morality of their religion, in order to support a guy who caters to the negative elements of the morality of their religion, as well as their sociopolitical worldview- which they hold at odds with some of the more positive aspects of their religion.

So, while we all experience some of this cognitive dissonance, I think there's a level of that relationship between Trump and conservatives that go well beyond what most of us experience in our day to day lives.