Deconstruction and Being Deceived

deconstruction and being deceived cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward


A woman says to a man over coffee, "Just because I'm questioning my beliefs doesn't mean I'm being deceived!" He responds, "And that just proves to me that you are!"

In the religious culture I grew up in, Satan and his demons played a major role. 

The kind of logic used in the cartoon was used against me all the time.

Someone accused me of being in darkness. 
I say I can see just fine.
They say my eyes have just adjusted to be able to see in darkness!

Someone says I’m being deceived.

I say no I’m not.
They say the problem with deception is you don’t know it’s happening!

Someone says I’m possessed by the demon of falsehood (or whatever).
I say no I’m not.
They say that’s exactly what a demon of falsehood would say!

In other words, damned if you do damned if you don’t.


At some point I realized that these were all scare tactics to keep my beliefs in line.

I had to make the very courageous decision to find out for myself.

And I did!

Do you know what I’m talking about?

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