Functions (S/N/T/F) are basically responses of “YES” or “NO” to data.
•Perception (Sensing or iNtuition) is an involuntary (“irrational”) form of “yes” or “no”, as to whether something just “IS” or “ISN’T”.
•Judgment (Thinking or Feeling) is a more willful (rational) determination of “yes” or “no”, where WE determine something is “RIGHT” or “WRONG”.
The functions’ focus:
i=determined by subject;
e=adopted from the environment
These can be seen as “divisions of reality”, like between space or time “directions” when we are facing one way and the other…
•Original Puritan theology (embodied in Augustinian-based “high” churches such as Presbyterian and Anglican/Episcopal which all believed in “unconditional election”) said that God “chose” the Western Christian (Protestant) nations
•This included racial and cultural “superiority”.
•Low churches (mainly Baptist and Methodist) originally challenged “mainline” institutions such as slavery (and also, often electionism), but as they grew more popular, began adopting the superiority beliefs of the prevailing culture.
•Instead of election, it was now usually premised on the “free will”; that superiority is from one’s own (self-willed) “hard work” (which under electionism was seen as the fruit of regeneration).
•Either way, the…
The Augustinian interpretation of “total depravity” posits a DELIBERATE motive of “sin” (based probably on Rom.8:7, which is talking about the limitation of us in our nature to please God, not any necessary “deliberate intention”) . This is what justifies the harsh judgment of Hell, and also according to the derivative Calvinist argument, that God leaves the majority of mankind trapped in this state, and is “gracious” just to save “any”.
It’s like if you jump off a roof, you’re ‘lucky’ if someone comes to save you. …
The theory of personality began with temperament, which has traditionally been measured in terms of expressive and responsive behavior. Expressive behavior is generally how much a person approaches others in interaction. Responsive behavior is how much a person wants to be approached by others. These are the terms employed by a modern version of temperament theory, but they have had various names throughout the centuries.
Factoring these two dimensions together generated four temperaments. Here are the basic descriptions:
Melancholy — has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, prone to genius, very creative, mind tends to work overtime, going over and over…
•a dominant orientation (introversion/extraversion; yielding the first letter; I or E) and
•two functions; one dominant and the other, “auxiliary”.
Of these two (out of four) functions, one will be “dominant”, which makes it the ego’s main perspective. Another will be “auxiliary” and support the dominant perspective.
These are the “preferred” functions.
•The auxiliary will be a function of the opposite rationality from the dominant (judging T/F if dominant is perceiving S/N, or perceiving S/N if judging T/F is dominant), and also in the opposite attitude. …
There are several statements that have been oft repeated in response to claims of racial disparity, especially in light of widely controversial incidents involving race. These make up major component in race debate on the “conservative” side:
This is a completely false assumption:
Actually, Blacks Do Care About Black Crime
Panelist Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University points out the difference between blacks committing crime, and officers sworn as an agent of the state to uphold the law.
The issue here is the deaths as within the larger context of police harassment (which…
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