You Are Wrong

You are wrong.

It’s not the end of the world, but it is a fact. You’re wrong.

I did not want to have to be the one to tell you. But when you look at all of the evidence, it’s an undeniable fact that you are wrong.

Don’t blame yourself, it really is not your fault. You did not mean to be wrong, and if I was able to show you the evidence that proves you are wrong, I believe you’re the type who would probably change your opinion on the matter (after all, if you’re reading this blog, the odds are fairly high that you’re a critical thinker).

How do I know you’re wrong? Well that is simple, I am wrong too. So is everybody else who’s ever lived long enough to form opinions.

By now you’re probably anxious for me to tell you what you are wrong about, but that really is not all that important actually. Let’s face it, specifics are always a bit tedious, and looking at the big picture is supposed to be a virtue. So let’s not get tied up on the details, and just move on.

Maybe you’re a religious believer…
Maybe you’re a sports fan…
Maybe you’re into astrology…
Maybe you believe in the multi-verse hypothesis…
Maybe you take homeopathic remedies…
Maybe you eat meat…
Maybe you are nationalistic…
Maybe you own a pet…
Maybe you are a Republican…
Maybe you believe there are 11 dimensions…

Whatever your beliefs are, there is at least one, that in time will be proven wrong.

It’s a simple fact. Nobody is correct 100% of the time.

So my question to you is this:

When shown evidence that contradicts something you believe, how will you respond?
Will you bury your head in the sand and ignore it?
Will you look for any shred of evidence to back your current beliefs?
Will you dismiss the evidence placed before you?
Or, will you take the opportunity to learn and grow?

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About Jeff Randall

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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6 Responses to You Are Wrong

  1. Harris Moreland says:

    Dude. Seriously. This is the most infantile bunch of poorly written mumbo jumbo that I have seen since 1997. If Bill Mahar were dead, he would be turning over in her grave.

  2. Harris Moreland says:

    Sorry, I meant to say “his grave.” My bad.

  3. IzaakMak says:

    I’d like to believe that I would take the opportunity to learn and grow, as opposed to resorting to a name-calling deflection tantrum like some. :-|

  4. Gator Opus says:

    I would hope that I would admit my ignorance and learn from the situation, but; I would probably be … wrong.

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