Bias November 12, 2015

Shankar Vedantam, in his book “The Hidden Brain,” makes many startling and thought- provoking statements. He says “The hidden brain keeps us from seeing what’s important as we make crucial decisions.” While Mr. Vedantam may or may not be correct in all of his conclusions, it is difficult to argue with him when he says, “unconscious bias shapes behavior.” Solomon informed us in the Proverbs, that “there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof is death.” He also spoke of men in general saying, as a man “thinks in his heart, so is he.” And Paul warned, ”Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” In other words- close our minds to truth, allow bias, to blind us, and we reap the consequences. The good news -it’s never too late to open mind and heart, and regardless of what we have done, God loves us.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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