From our friend and brother, SlimJim. I could’ve used this advice, a couple of days ago! –LD
There is something called the Dunning–Kruger effect. It is when people of low ability inaccurately believe their ability is greater than it is. Here’s a short TED animation video about it:
I think this phenomenon in which incompetent people think they are more knowledgeable than they really are explains the behavior of some such as the troll attacking our series refuting Bible contradictions which I responded to in “Mr. Hodge’s Dodge from Proving a Bible Contradiction.” That particular individual would assert I need to learn Greek and Hebrew while he himself doesn’t know Greek and Hebrew and somehow he failed to see my posts regularly deal with the Greek and Hebrew when it is relevant.
Although it won’t be easy to deal with an incompetent person who think they are amazing yet what can a Christian apologist do in dealing with such individuals? Here are six principles to keep in mind.
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