Many times Christians get in arguments with others who may fall a bit short when it comes to logical rigor. So, with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy (who?) and to Micah…
You might be illogical if:
- You believe the phrase “there is no absolute truth” is absolutely true.
- You think the phrase “truth is relative” is true for everybody.
- You are intolerant of intolerant people, prejudiced against prejudiced people, hate people who hate, and judge people who are judgmental.
- You do not keep an open mind about closed-minded people.
- You believe everyone is morally obligated to not impose their morality on others.
- You think it is wrong to believe in “right vs. wrong.”
- You, admittedly not omniscient, think that you are qualified to determine whether an omniscient being exists.
- You think that agnosticism is an acceptable answer to the unavoidably binary question of whether God exists.
- You would protect a nest of Bald Eagle eggs but are pro-choice.
- You hate America for once considering African-Americans to be three-fifths of a person, but are pro-choice (i.e. the unborn are zero-fifths of a person).
- You think people who respect a woman’s natural fertility are fighting a “war on women.”
- You think that suppressing a woman’s natural fertility so that she can behave more like a man, or so that men can behave more like beasts, is not sexist.
- You try to reason with a child below the age of reason.
- You think that blog readers will care about the rantings of a curmudgeonly economist.
Granted, some of these are technically hypocritical rather than illogical. So sue me.