Thursday, February 18, 2016

J. Warner Wallace on Bias

"Christians are often accused of being 'biased' simply because they believe in the supernatural.  This accusation has power in our current pluralistic culture.  Biased people are seen as prejudicial and unfair, arrogant and overly confident of their position.  Nobody wants to be identified as someone who is biased or opinionated. But make no mistake about it, all of us have a point of view; all of us hold opinions and ideas that color the way we see the world. Anyone who tells you that he (or she) is completely objective and devoid of presuppositions has another more important problem: that person is either astonishingly naive or a liar."1

You can find a post by Wallace on this topic here.

Courage and Godspeed,

1. J. Warner Wallace, Cold-Case Christianity, p. 27-28.

1 comment:

Spinner 198 said...

What is astonishingly naive is the idea that you can hold a worldview WITHOUT being biased. Everyone is biased. That is what it means to hold a worldview, be it a Christian one or a secular one.