<quote from Real Faith & Reason>
Some followers blindly believe the interpretations of certain scientists. Other followers blindly believe the interpretations of certain theologians. Some theologians blindly believe the interpretations of certain scientists and instantly convince their followers of those scientists’ claims. Since some thinkers have rationalized faith in scientists, they find it hard to believe that scientists aren’t perfect. As a result, they exalt scientists. They consider scientists’ words to be the authority, but these scientists are subject to the same faults as everyone else, and peer pressure among scientists is intense. This peer pressure coerces scientists who refuse to bow down to the sacred cows that the elites erected through groupthink. And the same peer pressure rewards those scientists whose interpretations don’t conflict with the sacred cows. And the same is true of theologians.
God established peer review. He established the order of a multiplicity of ministries and many counselors. If we follow His order, peer review helps overcome the problems of worldviews. However, when peer review isn’t Spirit-led, it makes the worldview problem worse. It filters out righteousness. It establishes groupthink and enforces it. Peer review becomes a form of censorship. It aggravates the errors of perception and exaggerates the problems of worldviews. As a result, peer review gives unwarranted credibility to unreliable group-held worldviews and creates the illusion that make-believe is reality. And this unwarranted credibility allows make-believe to creep into every part of life. We see it in entertainment, fiction, fact-checkers, education, news, museums, zoos, public parks, nature centers, scientific journals, and every other activity and setting. Perhaps the most effective is entertainment. (AiG 2-Part Video https://goo.gl/EiA25k) We each have a responsibility not to allow these influencers to push us toward hate, godless thinking, naturalism, racism, envy, covetousness, sexual immorality, or any other sin.
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