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  • smijer

    I don’t know how it could be any simpler. I can only explain how this wouldn’t be straightforward to anyone by invoking an extreme case of Motivated cognition: http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2011/05/04/what-is-motivated-reasoning-and-how-does-it-work/

    • Gary

      Your reference, “1. To begin, motivated cognition refers to the unconscious tendency of individuals to fit their processing of information to conclusions that suit some end or goal.” Now I understand. Abraham being about 90 years old. Isaac, probably was a teenager. Motivation – need to kick the kid out, get a job, and stop bugging mom and dad. Catch phrase for Abraham to Issac thereafter, “remember the Ram. Might not be so lucky next time.”

  • Steve Robinson

    It is interesting that the Rabbinic take on this incident is that Abraham was testing God. In the end, the correct answer would have been “no”.