Apologetics Tactics handling the least competent who overrate their skill

From our friend and brother, SlimJim. I could’ve used this advice, a couple of days ago!  –LD

 

4 comments on “Apologetics Tactics handling the least competent who overrate their skill

  1. What I’ve learned is that many people are very skilled in the art of self deception and become very irate if you question their conclusions. I think this is sort of an application of Dunning-Kruger. Many of the arguments against belief tend to be the same arguments which have been used from time immemorial. If you refute these, the next line of attack is usually to question your sources, but that knife cuts both ways,

    The other common tactic is to simply dismiss anything said in defense of one’s beliefs and refuse to engage on the matter. I see this as essentially the same thing as folding one’s arms and saying “I’m right and you’re wrong”, which is childish at best.

    The tips in the article make a lot of sense.

  2. I read recently of a study that found 50% of Millennials think they will be millionaires. I know I had the Dunning-Kruger effect in a big way when I was in my early 20’s. I actually thought I was smarter than every person I met. When I became crucified with Christ that was radically corrected.

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