Room full of 100 People – “The 20 out of 100”


This is the 2nd part of my Article titled: Room of 100 People

If you haven’t read part 1, you can read it here:

My article which consists of 3 parts discusses (as I perceive it) the 3 different groups of people in society as it pertains to moral correctness. If you took a random sample of 100 people and put them into a large room, we would find that three different groups would emerge as according to their moral standards. Each group is influenced by their own perceptions as well as social forces some with different magnitudes than others. As stated in the first part of my article (see link above), the biggest group would be those people dominated by “society”, or in other words dominated by “worldly social influences”. I call them the “70 out of 100”. What I am writing now (part 2 of my article), discusses the second group called the “20 out of 100”, which is much smaller but not much better off in the way of morals than the first group as I will explain in the coming paragraphs.

Who are the 20 out of 100?

So as I stated in part 1, we can define group 1 (the “70 out of 100”) as people whose values and beliefs are a product of macro social conditioning. If this is the case then we can attempt to define group 2 as people that have the seen the truth but are still falling victim to the same macro social conditioning of group 1. In other words, we can almost say that they are being influenced by two very different forces and are essentially being “pulled” so hard in both directions that they can easily get “torn apart” both spiritually and emotionally.

If you guessed that the “20 out of 100” refers to the “false” and/or struggling Christians of the world than you are correct.

How the “20 out of 100” fit into the world

As I stated in part 1 of my article, many people do not see anything wrong in the way society is today. Either that or they fail to see it in it’s entirety. The reason for this is simple. Most people live by the belief that “everybody” can’t be wrong. Unfortunately we live in a world that conditions us to believe that if we are “different”, we must be wrong. As I will discuss later when I write part 3 of this article, this is probably one of the most difficult struggles that the next group, “the 10 out of 100” have to face. It is the fact that they must stand firm in their knowledge even though nobody else seems to agree with them. I will get more into detail about this in Part 3 of this series. For now however, let’s continue our discussion about the “20 out of 100”.

In the first part of my article, I laid out many of the ways that almost everybody today is being conditioned to believe lies. Jesus’ teaching in the bible spells out the Truth. After all, he is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. We have seen time and time again throughout history how taking a path opposite to the one he teaches us to take, only leads to death and destruction. You would think that after so many millennia, humans would learn, but sadly, this isn’t the case. Our society today is very disconnected from the truth and much of the reason has to do with how disconnected from God’s teaching society has become. Sadly, society has become too liberal in their beliefs. As I said before, although freedom is a good thing, too much freedom is destructive. For instance, God wants us to Marry and have children but it was never his intention to have sex just to please ourselves and then get an abortion just because we don’t want to live with the consequences of our actions. Things like divorce, abortion, etc were never God’s intent…and for good reason. We can see the many ways that it is destroying our society today as a whole (by destroying families).

To take this discussion even further, imagine living in a setting that had no rules. What if you were in school and the teachers just gave you permission to do whatever you wanted along with everybody else. What kind of place would that be? I can think of many possibilities. How afraid would you be to go to school each day because of the fact that there were no rules? Each day you would be afraid of getting robbed. Your car would be in danger. Your life would be in danger. Ultra liberals may argue that I’m jumping to conclusions and that people are generally fair and just so it would just work itself out. Here’s what I have to say about that though: Although many people are in fact civil and just, there are many people that aren’t. If persay you had 500 students on this campus each day, what are the chances of every single one of them “keeping the peace”. If you say anything more than minuscule to none, you are in severe denial of the truth.

As far-fetched as the example above may seem, there are many people right now going “overboard” trying to push too much “freedom”. Ultra liberal ideas are about just that. If you take a step back and look at the ultimate goal of liberalism, it is to be free to do practically whatever we want. Sure, many will say that there is a limit, but with every decade that goes by, that limit seems to get further and further expanded. Libertarianism is another political extreme that ultimately wants the government to just step out of the way almost completely. Today there are many things that are legal which 100 years ago would have been unthinkable. Liberals say that it’s proof that our society has grown, but what’s really happened is that in many ways our society has become more destructive and dangerous. Again, we can see proof of this in things like the divorce rate, suicide rate, wealth gap, and rising number of mental health disorders being diagnosed each year.

With all of these liberal beliefs being conditioned into members of society starting at a very young age, it’s easy to see why so many people fall victim. This is why the “70 out of 100” is such a big group. They are exactly what these corrupted leaders of society want: A group of people so “brainwashed” that they don’t question the accuracy of the things that they’ve been conditioned to believe. After all, most people don’t believe that their parents, political leaders, professors, and peers can all be wrong at the same time, but as I said before, it happens much more than people may think. Remember all of those people were conditioned too, just like you. Now they’re passing it on.

Where does the 20 out of 100 fit in?

Ok, so now that I’ve spent more time than I wanted to spend describing the “70 out of 100” and why they are the way they are, let’s look at how the “20 out of 100” fits into this picture. Again, if you want to read more about the “70 out of 100”, you can read about them in part 1 of this article. Otherwise, moving on.

The “20 out of 100” usually identify themselves as some type of Christian or as affiliated with some type of religious denomination.

Now there are many different stories of how a member could have gotten to that point. Some may have been born into a religious family. Others may be “born-again-Christians” that converted later. Everybody’s story is unique. The main thing that we need to understand however is that unlike many of the “70 out of 100”, many members of the “20 out of 100” have claimed to have found the Truth. Jesus tells us that the Truth is his Word. Because the Word of God is written in the Bible, anybody that has studied the Bible has been exposed to the Truth. Because much of God’s Word contradicts what society teaches, we can clearly see that what separates the “20 out of 100” from the previous group is that they have been shown the correct path and therefore are called to be “different” (since that path does not follow the one that society has conditioned us to follow). So you’re probably wondering why I don’t end right here and say that the “20 out of 100” goes on to live happily ever after – the end. Well the reason is that there is more to the story. You see there’s another very distinct characteristic that separates the “20 out of 100” from the group that I will discuss in the next part of this article called the “10 out of 100”. The fact of the matter is this: The “20 out of 100” may have been exposed to the Truth but they have failed to follow it (at least so far).

Let me explain.

My Divorce

In order to illustrate what I mean in the above paragraph, I want to give you an example of a person that I believe to be in the “20 out of 100” group.

In 2015, sadly, my wife and I at the time became victims of some of the social wrongdoings which I had discussed earlier. My now ex-wife and I had gone through some difficulties in our marriage and we got into a spat one day that led to her filing for legal separation. What both of us really wanted however was counseling and we both made that very clear to our attorneys. We wanted to save our marriage from the beginning, but each day that passed, we got sucked deeper and deeper into the unforgiving vacuum we call the family law system.

You see, it became very apparent that the family law system was set up in a way that promoted divorce rather than forgiveness. Judges, family law attorneys, and others who are part of the system get paid as long as people are getting divorces. If everybody forgave their spouse, people that work in the family law system would all be out of jobs. Therefore it is in their best interest that the divorce continues. We can see evidence of this in the family law process itself. That process effectively drives a wedge between two spouses by allowing for only minimal communication through 3rd parties which lasts throughout the entirety of the case. Furthermore, that communication is usually limited to making arrangements such as who the kids will stay with and how marital property and assets should be divided.

My ex wife and I both told our attorneys in the beginning that what we really wanted was counseling and just some space while we got that counseling. However, the system was too focused on things like how to divide our property and forced contact only through third parties. They were focused only on handling our separation according to what a couple of lawyers and a judge would decide would be best rather than honoring our own wishes. Needless to say, because of that gigantic wedge being driven between us by that system, what started as two people that still loved each other and wanting to do anything to make the marriage work, quickly turned into a full blown divorce with no opportunity for future contact or counseling. And what does the legal system have to say about that?: That it’s perfectly normal. Very few legal separations and/or divorces, once filed end in a saved marriage. I know, I actually saw the statistics and it was mind-blowing…and now that I’ve been in the system myself, it’s no mystery as to why it is that way. It’s because they want it that way.

So how did things get blown so out of proportion in my divorce?

Both my ex-wife and I were Christians. I still am (I can’t tell you for sure if she still is or not because I haven’t spoken to her since the divorce). Both of us knew back then that marriage was supposed to be forever. Essentially, we were not part of the “70 out of 100” that had been preconditioned/brainwashed by society to think that Marriage was something that can just be had and dissolved as needed. No, we knew the truth, but for some reason that was not enough.

The power of conditioning is a very real and powerful thing. It’s hard to not get “brainwashed” when everyone and everything around you seems to be part of the same conditioning. I once heard a story about an experiment that was done in which a large group of people were put into a room but only one person was actually the variable part of the experiment (in fact, I believe that story is what inspired me to conduct my own similar study and write my “Room of 100” article series that you are reading now). Anyway, the way the experiment was described to me is like this: Many people (lets say 80 people…I don’t remember exactly how many it was) were put into a large room but 79 of those people worked for the company giving the experiment (however the real test subject did not know that). The test conductors would ask a question (usually a common sense question like “what color is the sky”) and then go through each person in the room one by one for answers. The 79 people that were secretly hired by the study were told to give the same wrong answer or similar wrong answers on purpose. After hearing so many wrong answers, the real test subject began to doubt his/her own answer. The study showed that almost every time, the large series of wrong answers either caused the test subject to give the same wrong answer or to give the right answer in a way that suggested that they were highly doubtful about their own answer. In other words, even something as simple as “what color is the sky” was easily open to manipulation if enough people bought into a similar lie.

This is the same problem that we have in society today. When too many people are part of lie (whether intentionally or unintentionally), it becomes harder to hold on to the truth.

My ex-wife’s attorney

Being Christian, my ex-wife chose her attorney out of the “Christian yellow pages”. He claimed to be a Christian and claimed to attend services regularly, therefore my wife at the time decided to hire him.

Later it became obvious that he was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

My ex wife’s attorney had a “reputation” around town. Throughout the entirety of my case, I consulted with many different attorney’s around town before choosing the one that I would eventually hire. During the consultation, every time I mentioned the name of my ex-wife’s attorney, the family law attorney I was talking to would cringe. “Oh, that guy” one said. “I can’t stand that guy”. It turned out that my ex-wife’s attorney had an infamous reputation for being one of the worst family law attorneys in my city. I heard many different stories from many different family law attorneys about things that he had allegedly done to clients. Some of the things they told me involved many different things ranging from allegedly ripping off his former clients to being over-litigious and deceitful in his tactics. It didn’t take me long to see it for myself while reviewing his actions in my own case. He made my life a “living hell”, lied to my attorney and I on several occasions (and even to the judge), and even harassed my elderly parents with a frivolous and unwarranted lawsuit. However, all the while he would spout of bible verses and claim to be “Christian”. It was enough to cause my ex wife to believe him. She trusted him because of his so-called faith. However, Jesus said that a tree is known by it’s fruits, and the fruits this person’s tree bore was deceitful and damaging.

His false accusations and unwillingless to allow my wife and I to reconcile helped turn what could have been a reparation of marriage into a full-blown divorce.

9 months into our case, (my ex-wife’s) attorney’s license was suspended by the state BAR association due to a complaint filed by one of his former clients against him. The filing stated that he had embezzled money from his client, misled a judge on multiple counts, and had improper conduct among other things. None of these accusations surprised me, however, by the time he had to withdraw as my wife’s attorney due to his suspension, it was already too late. The damage had already been done and was irreparable at this point.

To blame him completely for my divorce would not be fair. In fact, there were many factors involved. The judge and the entire family law system was set against us from the beginning as I had stated before. My ex-wife’s attorney was only one cog in the wheel. But he is a good example of a “20 out of 100”.

The interesting thing is that my Wife’s attorney did seem really into his church and studying the bible. The problem is that he didn’t seem to follow what it said. His actions were not “Christ-like”, therefore, even though he read the Truth and possibly studied it, the conditioning he received in society won. In this way, he became no different than members of the “70 out of 100”, in fact, in many ways he may have been even worse off given the fact that even many atheist attorneys did not act the way he had.

The False Christian

There are many people today that are like my ex-wife’s attorney. They call themselves “Christian”, go to church on Sunday, read the bible, and even include their religious affiliations in their daily jobs. However, it quickly becomes apparent once you get to know these people that it is only a “label”. They read and listen to the Word of God but they don’t seem to understand it or live by it.

Another very blatent example of the “20 out of 100” can be taken out of the Bible itself. In Jesus’ time in Jerusalem, there were many pharisees and sudducies. Although they were considered the leaders of the Jewish church at the time, they did not follow God’s Word. They spent their lives reading it and studying it. Many of them were doctors of theology, but yet, (even though they could quote almost any verse of the old testament “off the top of their heads”) their actions showed that they did not follow it. It was these false religious practitioners that led to the execution of the Truth.


In summary, the “20 out of 100” are the “False” Christians in society. They have been exposed to the Truth whether it was by reading the Bible, attending Church, or both. However, unlike the next group we will talk about, they have not applied the Truth in their lives. For whatever reason, they are still blind and fall victim to the same destructive social conditioning that the “70 out of 100” fall victim to each day. Although it is possible that many of these people that make up the “20 out of 100” can be saved, many don’t get saved. Many become products of society and produce evil and damaging fruit even at the same time that they may be “practicing” their religion. They are effectively the ultimate hypocrites and sometimes can produce even worse damage in the lives of many people around them (as well as their own) than a person that is part of the “70 out of 100” which was never introduced to God in the same way.

If you are one of the people that make up this group (“20 out of 100”), I urge you to not only read and study the Word of God but to practice it too. The good news is that members of both groups (the “70 out of 100” and the “20 out of 100”) can be saved, but as you can see by the much smaller size of the “10 out of 100”, it’s hard, takes a lot of discipline, and not as many people achieve it.

In the next section (Part 3), I will talk about the final group in the “Room of 100 People”. I will discuss the “10 out of 100”. These people are a beacon of light in a dark society and what Jesus is referring to as a “candle on a hill” whose light shines upon others. We will investigate these people further in the next part.