A few thoughts about the sad lack of critical thinking skills amongst my Christian brethren.
- Trevor Mander of Cultwatch critiques Bob Cornuke with a summary paper “Bob Cornuke Problems“
- Gelf Magazine’s “gelflog” critiques Amway in “Pyramid Scheme Profiling“
- The Creation Research Institute and ‘Answers in Genesis’ are little more than money making schemes churning out books for the credulous
The problem is most people (not just Christians) lack the scientific education and sophistication to judge whether a claim is bogus. The media does not help either; Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science column corrects some egregious examples.
Here’s the mandatory Bible quote (many more to come!):
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.
The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them …
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.