Apparently, one of Bert s preacher-boys has gotten a neat little article published on Bert s website this week that has something to say about some of theMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2003View SourceApparently, one of Bert's preacher-boys has gotten a neat little
article published on Bert's website this week that has something to
say about some of the things we have discussed here. It follows my
name below (an excerpt).
Fallacies regarding Matthew Maury and who may have written a certain
letter published by the CRSQ, for example, may involve some of those
harmless sorts of things. Similarly, how one "labels" an argument
may be of little consequence.
The harm of course, according to the preachers, is how some folks
handle their harmless fallacies and public responsibilities regarding
them. Seems some just haven't handled their responsibilities very
well (i.e. Matthew 7:1,2 and James 3:1).
Of course, one might wonder what one does about fallacies that may
not have been "inadvertent". For instance, we are still left to
wonder if Bert Thompson, Ph.D. really did have some unquestionable,
Ph.D.-level authority for his Maury statue claim, as he has led folks
We're still waiting for the information letting us in on his source
for that fallacious statue claim (the one about the statue at the
Naval Academy with a Bible in one hand).
THE FALLACY OF PREACHING . . .
Preachers and authors in the religious community sometimes commit
inadvertent fallacies in what they teach and write.
These can stem from a lack of understanding of vital fields, such as
biblical languages, church and secular history, psychology, and
While some of these fallacies are harmless, others can do more damage
to a person's soul through their inaccuracies than if nothing had
been said at all.
In our preaching, let us be honest with people and teach them
to "hold fast" to . . . truth. . .