Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Talking Points" does not count as apologetics

If someone writes a thoughtful article on, let's say, difficulties in historical continuity on doctrine, or that claims to apostolic succession necessarily rely on the affirming the consequent fallacy, and you respond with, "Oh yeah, how do you account for the canon?  Or where was your church at x?"

That's not apologetics.  That's not critical thinking.  That is "talking points," the same as you would find on Fox or CNN.  You have a list of darts that you randomly throw, irrespective of the initial claim, and hope something sticks.

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