Cognitive Dissonance: The flip-flopping Religious Right.

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance: a discomfort caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance. They do this by changing their attitudes, beliefs and actions. Dissonance is also reduced by justifying, blaming and denying.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The flip-flopping Religious Right.

Here's a prime example of the "flip-floppery" of the religious right (see the link at the bottom of the page). I have noticed that many, if not all of my religious friends who would have taken a very hard line on Mormonism prior to Romney's nomination have now softened their stance considerably. Last night after Billy Graham endorsed Romney, he removed all negative references to Mormonism from his website, which previous defined it as a cult and utterly condemned it in no uncertain terms. I find it funny, and quite frankly pathetic that a group of people that hoots and hollers about how concrete their principles are and preaches that truth is not relative, nor subject to change are so quick to modify those principles at the drop of a hat, as long as it suits their needs. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the emperor has NO clothes!

I'd bet dollars to donuts, if by some strange twist of fate the GOP nominee or the GOP nominee for VP had been gay, a large majority of the Chick-Fil-A loving homophobes would have changed their tune the same way they have in regards to Mormonism.

I think the rabbit hole goes even deeper, personally. I don't believe for one second that most of the people supporting Romney like the man, believe anything he says, or have any faith in his ability to lead or fix the myriad of problems facing our nation. I think they're just so caught up in the anti-Obama mass hysteria and have bought so deeply into the propaganda that they'd elect a goat if it could verbalize the GOP party lines. This, coupled with the fact that they're so willing to bend their supposedly concrete religious/personal beliefs is an indication of how weak, feeble minded and pathetic the GOP constituency has become. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that large groups of people declared Romney and Ryan winners of the debates in spite of the fact that they lied their way through both of them and offered almost nothing in the way of concrete plans to fix the problems we're facing as a nation. It's a sad, sad state of affairs... The GOP has devolved into a party of sheep and lemmings.

Billy Graham endorses Romney, changes website in regards to Mormonism, no longer calls it a cult.

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