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Should I Pretend to Have a Greater Degree of Conviction Than I Actually Have?

#STRask — Stand to Reason

Should I Pretend to Have a Greater Degree of Conviction Than I Actually Have?

September 26, 2022
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#STRaskStand to Reason

Questions about whether we should pretend to have a greater degree of conviction than we actually have in order to make our arguments more persuasive and whether the uptick in violence is a purely spiritual problem or is also related to other ideologies and practices in our society.

* Should I pretend to have a strong degree of conviction I do not actually have on a matter in order to make my arguments more persuasive?

* Is the uptick in violence and brutality in our society a purely spiritual problem with purely spiritual solutions, or do psychology, sociology, criminology, etc. have something to contribute to the solution?

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