Thanks for your comments!
BOC - I'll have to take a look at Bem's Self Perception theory. I'm not familiar with that. I'm sure there are a number of factors that come into play as well as alternate explanations. It's a difficult phenomenon to understand as it is counter to what we would expect and like to think about ourselves.
jeremiah18:5-10 - Exactly! It's interesting though that if you asked most JWs, they'd probably say they are open-minded, thoughtful people when if fact the opposite is true.
moshe - Loved the sign! Where'd you get that?
cyberjesus - Um, are you trying to be sarcastic? Ironic? Snarky? Whatever it was you were trying to be was lost in the translation.
whathappened - Glad to be of service! It's things like this that really show the value of this board.
wasblind - Thanks for the joke. You made me laugh!!!
Sayswho - Great quotes! Thanks for sharing. Don't know what you meant by the "deer in the headlights" comment though.
Rip Van Winkle- No, I can't be certain that what IU have written doesn't affirm my own confirmation bias. Fortunately I have all you guys to call me on it!
jgnat - Your father sounds like the kind of guy I'd love to chat with on any number of subjects! Thanks for the granfalloon reference too! Apparently you and BOC are now in one together.
I've got the traffic video loaded for watching later. So much to do, so little time.
Finkelstein - Interesting point. That's how JWs can so easily sit around and spot the errors and hypocrisies of other religions but miss the oft more obvious faults in their own!