Jan Simson:

This post is insightful and awesome, so… read it.

Originally posted on Amelie Mireille:

I read an “article”, quite a while ago actually, but I thought it brought up some interesting and also shocking concepts. Some of the things it talked about I was aware of, but others really got me thinking. The “article” was really a short excerpt from a book called “Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear” by Scott Bader-Saye. This excerpt talked about how fear is used a lot as a tool to gain profit. Our fears are an easy target for manipulation because of course we value our safety and the safety of those we love.

The excerpt first opens up with a section about “Fearful Parenting.” Of course parents want to keep their children safe because you can’t replace your child. They purchase books, baby proof the house, and buy products that will somehow keep their children away from problems. The marketers are quick to jump in and…

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