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Head in the Sand / Ostrich Fallacy

 

Head in the Sand / Ostrich Fallacy

The Head in the Sand / Ostrich Fallacy occurs when a problem is ignored.

Examples of the Head in the Sand / Ostrich Fallacy

Sandra: “It’s not necessary to know about the facts in support of creation. All kids need to know is that they believe in the Bible.”

Roxanne: “You are sending your children into a den of wolves without any defense. They don’t even know Christ personally. They don’t even know the sound of His Voice. They don’t even know that God speaks through the Bible. They are not filled with the Spirit. All they have is a rationalized faith that is worthless against this enemy.”

Sandy has his head in the sand. He personally is too wrapped up in himself to spend any time learning the facts. His kids won’t know that the professors are blowing smoke, because they have not been taught. He ignores the fact that the enemy of our souls is successfully using lies about science and logic to convert 80% of Christian college students into Atheists.

Sandra: “It’s not necessary to know anything about logic. Logic is a tool of the devil.”

Roxanne: “Are you saying that God is irrational, or that belief in God is irrational?”

Sandra: “Faith has nothing to do with being rational.”

Roxanne: “God is telling you and me, through the Bible, that faith is a gift of God? Actually, the Bible doesn’t say anything. God says it through the Bible. There is a different kind of faith, sort of a rationalized human faith. On the other hand, real faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The Greek, rhema, is translated as “word,” but it means utterance. Faith comes by the utterance of God. That is why it is the evidence of things not seen. If God didn’t say it, then it would not be evidence. If you don’t stand in the Presence of God and listen to His direction in your life, you cannot have real faith. But since we hear His Voice, there is evidence.”

Sandy has his head in the sand. He personally is too wrapped up in himself to spend any time learning the facts. His kids won’t know that the professors are blowing smoke, because they have not been taught. He ignores the fact that the enemy of our souls is successfully using lies about science and logic to convert 80% of Christian college students into Atheists.



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