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If you want to get in contact with me, don’t bother. You may be excited now about the theory of mental symmetry, but you will soon discover what it means to have a theory that explains how you think and behave. It’s uncomfortable. It eats up your mind. It makes you feel bad. It questions your choices. When that happens, then you will probably drop the theory of mental symmetry like a hot potato and never talk about the subject again. That is what happens in over 90% of cases.

The problem does not lie with the content of mental symmetry. Most of what mental symmetry says is also being said by other people. Instead, the problem is that mental symmetry takes what other people are saying and puts this together into an integrated package. And that integrated package will turn into a general theory that lives in your head and starts to explain how you behave.

Science knows what it means to have a theory that lives in your head that explains things. But the theories of science are emotionally safe because they focus upon explaining things. And when a scientific theory deals with people, it usually explains how people are, not how they could be. Mental symmetry is not safe. It explains the thinking of science, and then turns around and explains not just the thinking of the scientist, but also how the scientist could think.

Mental symmetry is consistent with Christianity. Really consistent. I have been using mental symmetry to analyze Christian theology for several years and it has managed to provide a cognitive explanation for all the Christian theology that I have thrown at it. And just to make sure that I wasn’t fooling myself, I have gone through half of the New Testament in the original Greek, examining the original text in the light of mental symmetry. It still explains Christianity—even better now than before.

You would think that Bible-believing Christians would love what I have done. They don’t. They run away from it. They are afraid that explaining Christian doctrine will explain it away, leaving them with nothing. But have you ever tried to run away from your mind? You can’t. Therefore, explaining Christian doctrine in terms of cognitive mechanisms actually makes Christian doctrine inescapable. It changes words that you sing about on Sunday and forget about on Monday into words that affect your thinking and your behavior during the rest of the week.

Finally, mental symmetry combines general statements with specific details. That will annoy those who like to make sweeping statements, such as the mystic who makes sweeping statements about God, or the liberal who makes sweeping statements about universal tolerance. Sweeping statements feel good and make great headlines, but platitudes will not save the world, because the world is composed of specific details. Science tolerates sweeping statements about people, society, and religion. Mental symmetry, in contrast, leans over and whispers, ‘You are not really making intelligent statements. Instead, you are just using a mental trick. It is time to grow up.’

If you really do want to contact me, I can give Zoom sessions to either groups or individuals at reasonable rates. Please contact me by email for further details.