Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Little Philosophy Can Be a Dangerous Thing

It’s not really a secret that cults tend to attempt to recruit the college-educated. The reason that crazies often try to prey on the educated is simple: people with more education are generally better able to rationalize insane nonsense and defend positions that they’ve accepted, ultimately, irrationally.

Over the years of having discussions online and encountering a lot of strategies practiced by religious believers of all stripes, I’ve found that probably the most annoying strategies come from religious believers who have come up with elaborate justifications for their brand of jibber-jabber.
Read on for a discussion of the problem with such elaborate justifications.