Dr. Valerie Tarico

You’ve Been Hacked – The Psychology of Disinformation and How to Protect Yourself ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Dr. Valerie Tarico , Feature » You’ve Been Hacked – The Psychology of Disinformation and How to Protect Yourself 1/17/2019 | Share this article: By Valerie Tarico ~ Once seeded, viral misinformation exploits weaknesses in how the human mind determines what’s real. Most people genuinely care about truth. I don’t mean that we tell the truth all of the time—though most of us mostly do—but that we very much want to know what is real.…

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Six Hints that Baby Jesus Stories were Late Additions to Early Christian Lore ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

12/21/2018 | Share this article: By Valerie Tarico ~ The wonder-filled birth story of the baby Jesus was centuries in the making. Picture a creche with baby Jesus in a manger and shepherds and angels and three kings and a star over the stable roof. We think of this traditional scene as representing the Christmas story, but it actually mixes elements from two different nativity stories in the Bible, one in Matthew and one in Luke, with a few embellishments…

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What the Nativity Story Would Sound Like with Free and Full Female Consent ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

12/21/2018 | Share this article: By Valerie Tarico ~ In the gospel stories, Mary the mother of Jesus is a humble, devout young woman of her time–which means she has little choice in the matter. Set aside for a moment any debate about whether the Nativity stories in the Bible are history or mythology or some combination of the two. In either version, Matthew’s or Luke’s, does Mary consent to be the mother of Jesus? During recent holiday seasons, this…

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