Having read (researched) over 600 social-psychology books*—some over 900 pages long, with small print (and someone left all the pictures out), to where I could argue in their defense (which I will not, since they are wrong)—I have lectured in liberal universities, explaining the evils of dialectic 'reasoning' (the dialogue process being used to determine right from wrong) only to have the professors (liberal professors at that) tell their students they could not "refute a word" I said.
The following article might be lengthy and involved but if you "bother" your "self" to read it, all of it, you will understand why they could not refute the truth. Many of the links in the article, such as the father's/Father's authority, the guilty conscience, the child's carnal nature, dopamine emancipation, "self interest," the heart of man, and especially the difference between discussion and dialogue are essential to understanding the subject so do not overlook them. While you might not like hearing it (or in this case reading it) and therefore knowing it, the truth that is, you can not refute it.
More than likely "conservatives" will not read the following article or issue because it requires them to "think" (having to do more important things, like moving lumber from the front yard to back and then back to the front yard again or washing dishes over again coming to their mind, justifying their escape). Likewise "liberals" will not read it because it "hurts" their "feelings" (they might have to admit that they are "wrong," and, having to repent, face group rejection). In either case, as the saying goes "ignorance is bliss"—until it comes home to roost, i.e., costs you your life, or someone else you love their life. "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World, at least so far as the guiding goal is concerned. To get to that goal is politics & is in time and space & will take a long time & cost much blood." (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow) What might "seem" to be someone else's problem right now, in the end will become yours or someone else you love, theirs.
This research was "triggered" by "goals 2000" which was based upon "Bloom's Taxonomies," which I was "trained "in while earning my teaching degree—of which I had to repent (knowing, i.e., discerning that something was wrong with my "training," but, like most teachers, not knowing what it was). This research explains what is wrong with using "Bloom's Taxonomies" in the classroom—for any parent, student, teacher, leader, legislator, judges, minister, etc., who might want to know the truth.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17
"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4
"Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment." Ecclesiastes 11:9
*one hundred of which are listed here.
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2019