Flawed reasoning meets sound logic in Tennessee

April 1, 2020


Some are geniuses at baptizing weird syllogisms. Witness the oddball congregational logic in the face of the world-wide coronavirus pandemic. The first premise: “I must trust God as disease ransacks the land;” the second: “Precautions show distrust and lack of faith.” The conclusion: “I’ll take no COVID-19 precautions.”

An anonymous but wise pastor in Tennessee saw the gaping holes in such reasoning. His or her reply is making the rounds on Facebook. Here it is for all to see:


About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

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