When we only learn something once, we don’t really learn it ( or we don't learn well enough for it to change us much).
It may inspire momentarily, but then becomes quickly overrun by the decades of habits and conditioning that preceded it.
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When it comes to teaching important ideas, religion makes extremely effective use of repetition.
If an idea is important, they teach it again and again. If it’s important, it warrants learning repeatedly. Our secular education systems have consistently failed at this.
Bringing a truth to mind repeatedly gives it an enduring existence in your head, by reaching you in every mood and every context, both at times when you’re enthusiastic about it, and when you’re tired of hearing it.
Gaps are being filled in. Different details strike you as important.
...Writing and thinking have always been a sort of ‘chicken and egg’ issue: which comes first – do I read and think and then start writing, or will the thinking only really come when the writing happens? Or do I just write it all down, and then read, think and edit?
A Social Sciences prediction that all cultures would converge and become something resembling the secular, western liberal democracy has proven to be false.
There is a shift in many countries from secular governments to religious ones and predicted Secularisation has failed.
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