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WHY PEOPLE ARE EASILY FOOLED

        It's their fault.  Those who do not wish to be fooled can't be fooled.  Most easily believe because of the eloquence of the speaker or the power of his delivery. 

        The beauty of words rather than their truth sways others.  Something can sound very logical and still be false while something may sound unbelievable and still be true. 

        Most people accept something as true simply because its' boldly asserted.  So they are deceived by the cleverness of the speaker and by their own foolhardiness. 

        Others would rather leave all questions unanswered instead of pondering over matters that aren't clear.  They usually reject all teachings. 

        The gullible are often deceived by those they trust.  Once they realize this, they begin to suspect that everyone is a deceiver.  They then reject people who could have saved them. 

        It's important that we carefully weigh everything that's said.  For there are two sides to every argument and truth is sometimes hard to discern.  Furthermore, the abundance of words can sometimes appear to be solid proof, but it really isn't.

Mark Felix, the Lawyer for God (2nd century)

 

 

 

 

 

(08-05-10)

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