Originally Posted by Rolf
This is not the complete picture, we are social creatures, so our brains are hard-wired to avoid being rejected by the majority at all cost.
Our brains will make 'Type II' errors all day long if it means confirming to the opinion of the majority.
The appeal of Christianity must then be considered to be a social and not an intellectual matter, like 90% of our struggle.
Yes and no on the part in bold.
Like many forum posts, I was addressing certain points made by John, not painting a picture that includes all elements of the topic.
Christ insanity is like race-purely a factual vs. fictional matter
People also reject racism for 'social repercussion' related reasons. Yet it is also a matter of fact vs. fiction
So let those who have eyes to see, a willingness to learn, and some courage 'get it', and let the weaker or more dishonest go to the circus with their homies and get their stoopid on.
Small groups of people who push forward can overcome large swaths of stupid, they have many times. Who cares what dishonest, hypnotized idiots think of the truth, if it's the truth? To conform to their standard is to de-volve.
Let them elevate themselves, or go the way of the dinosaur.