Fallacies that become fashion are still fallacies
If you constantly receive the applause of men for what you believe, it may be time to reconsider what you believe.
British writer and apologist G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was prescient when he said, "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
Look at what we are seeing today, some examples.
Men can be women, and women can be men.
Abortion is good and is just health care.
A presidential election was stolen. (In 2016 and 2020!)
Russia is trying to rid Ukraine of neo-Nazis.
And we can go on and on.
People judge truth claims based on whether they conform to societal norms.
It is amazing how many think that truth is determined by popular vote or what popular culture thinks. But unfortunately, far too many people, even within the church, believe truth is determined by what feels good and is convenient.
The prophet Isaiah gives a stern warning for those who are tempted to view truth in this way and disdain what is right:
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!" (Isaiah 5:20-21, ESV).
If you go down this path, the world may applaud, but you'll be sadly mistaken come judgment day. If you constantly receive the applause of men for what you believe, it may be time to reconsider what you believe.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Shane Vander Hart to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.