An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
So, one more example amongst thousands of science pontificating to us. Yes, the new all powerful church speaks ex-cathedra to us this time about Hypocrisy and Morals. What? Have you forgotten that science has the corner on the truth of ALL THINGS. It even claims to know why you love your spouse and why you have a tendency to believe in God.
What strikes me as stupid and scary in the article is the general implication that people with high morals have a greater tendency to by hypocrites. However, no where does the article differentiate between people who believe THEY are highly moral and people who believe in the need for aspiring toward higher morals while not particularly recognizing themselves as possessing them. The difference between the two is absolutely critical and demonstrates a profound flaw in their study. Of course few people will catch the flaw and so:
Tomorrow you can expect people around the water cooler slapping each other on the back for now finally having scientific evidence for what they always knew to be the case: Christians are hypocrites.
Ironically, science has this time proven that the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Orthodox Church are absolutely right. If you think too highly of yourself, odds are you are profoundly deceived. The Publican and the Pharisee, DUH.