Saturday, June 21, 2014

John Oliver on Religion and the World Cup

H/T D.A.M. When the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke, I found myself in John Oliver's shoes. I don't even give a damn about sports or Penn State but my dad was an alum and as I was growing up, every autumn Saturday all household activity would cease during the game. When the scandal broke I found myself saying things like "Well, but Penn State football does so much good in the world...some of those families are probably making it up for the pay-out...your organization isn't spotless either..." and fortunately, finally I heard myself. No one is immune to in-group distortions like this, including you.

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