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PZ's Podcast: Make It Easy On Yourself

PZ's Podcast: Make It Easy On Yourself

EPISODE 140: Make It Easy On Yourself The subject is self-forgiveness, and that’s a word I used to find a little lame. I couldn’t understand how a very flawed self could forgive a very flawed self. So in speaking about forgiveness, I tried to put all my weight on the Great Transaction, wrought on Calvary’s […]

Another Week Ends: Delta Malaise, Self-Deprecating Obituaries, The Hill and Wood, Breaking Bad, Bound Atheists, Fall Conf Schedule and more Dark Knight Rises

Another Week Ends: Delta Malaise, Self-Deprecating Obituaries, The Hill and Wood, Breaking Bad, Bound Atheists, Fall Conf Schedule and more Dark Knight Rises

1. First up, The New York Times published an eye-opening article about sorority rush in US colleges this week that’s been spreading like wildfire. It visits all the usual themes of the Law of group belonging: self-doubt, attempts at identity improvement, the need to belong, and our single-minded attempts to live up to a certain […]

The Chimera of Contingent Self-Esteem

The Chimera of Contingent Self-Esteem

A few months old, but nonetheless a remarkable article from Psychology Today, “The Boom and Bust Ego” which details some recent reversals in self-esteem research, some of which bears a resemblance to certain dynamics we trumpet on this site. In particular, it seems that “contingent self-esteem” functions as a pretty terrific euphemism for “works righteousness.” […]