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Wrong Arguments on the Right Side

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“I strongly object to wrong arguments on the right side. I think I object to them more than to the wrong arguments on the wrong side.”  - G. K. ChestertonIn an observation that surprises no one who is paying attention, it turns out that today's Evangelical Christianity not only tolerates many wrong arguments, but often embraces and celebrates them. Yet, the one who dares to point them out risks the intense enmenty of members of the Evangelical/Conservative tribe. I will save you the particulars of the incident that most recently and painfully reemphasized this truth in my own life, but it is a problem that threatens to undermine the integrity of any ideology or movement. 
As Christians, we should select our arguments with the discriminating taste of a fine chef choosing ingredients for her signature dish. We don't choose ones that are "probably okay" or "good enough." We ought to choose only the best and reject the others, while abandoning any previously h…