The Lectionary texts for this week led me to deliver a sermon titled “Blind? Or just not seeing?” It seems almost beyond belief that anyone would choose to be physically blind but many of us choose willful blindness in what we think, believe, support or do.
With these sermons I am trying to get us to seriously consider how vital it is for us to examine our blind spots (for some of us admitting that we might have blind spots at all is the necessary first step) to see how they are getting in our way. The blog post is a riff on the logical fallacy and/or lousy argumentation strategy of deciding what the answer is before hearing the question, or creating a self-fulfilling determination such as, ” Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.'” John 9:16a
Knox Presbyterian Blind? Or just not seeing?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Blind? Or just not seeing?
As always, let me know what you think in the comments below.
PS I think I warned all you readers not that long ago that, what with Heather taking a logic course, there were going to be more logical fallacies named and discussed on this blog than every before . . . if I didn’t, consider this your (belated) warning.