Trevor Stone (flwyd) wrote,
Trevor Stone
flwyd

Automatic Mental Defense Mechanisms

It is always tempting to divide men into two lots: Greeks and barbarians, Muslims and infidels, those who believe in God and those who don't. But who does not fear to understand things that threaten his beliefs? Of course, one is not consciously afraid; but everybody who is honest with himself finds that often he does not try very hard to understand what clashes with his deep convictions.
— Walter Kaufmann, The Faith of a Heretic

This entry was originally posted at https://flwyd.dreamwidth.org/391593.html – comment over there.

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