Turning aside to myths, then and now

And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4.4 NET

When moderns call something a myth, we refer to a tale or story that is obviously untrue, a fiction created by primitives to explain their origins and give their existence meaning. It’s a word used today by look-down-the-nose superiors. Of course, today, we tell ourselves that we don’t live by myths, but by science and observable facts. But many a theory of those who claim to live by reason and science certainly qualifies as myth. While rejecting confirmed testimony of historical facts, they whip up unprovable and improbable ideas of origins and the meaning of life — or the lack of it. Scientists are some of the most unreasonable people on the planet. Turning aside to myths was not only a first-century problem. People still do it, under the guise of reason, all to get away from hearing the truth.

J. Randal Matheny

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2 thoughts on “Turning aside to myths, then and now

  1. True! Those who demand objectivity and open-mindedness are themselves the most biased and closed-minded.
    I believe this qualifies as psychological projection.

    1. Don’t go psychological on me. 😉 But, yeah, smoke and mirrors.

      Probably right there.

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