Ideological Turing Tests

This is about economics and politics, but I think we theological types should read this. Here’s the problematic reality backgrounding the post:

This gets me back to the notion I wrote about a while ago about people relying on their allies to tell them everything they need to know about their opponent’s position, without ever actually listening to the opponents.

I’m sorry to say, this is how many theological arguments seem to be carried out today. In a world where we can restrict ourselves to bloggers and websites that agree with our views, how do we make sure we understand and fairly represent our opponents? I’m not particularly optimistic at the moment.


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