Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Switching sides

In my experience, when evangelicals convert to Catholicism, or Calvinists convert to Arminianism (or Lutheranism), or professing Christians convert to a heresy like unitarianism, or deconvert to atheism, the converts/deconverts act like our side loses every time that happens while their side wins one. 

But as a rule, that doesn't bother me personally since it's about their relationship to God, not their relationship to me. If this was a close friend or family member, that would be different, but when it comes to strangers, I have no stake in what they do with their life. If they change teams, especially for the worse, I don't lose–they lose. 

1 comment:

  1. What would you call this, a "switching sides" fallacy?

    "I used to be a ________-ist, but I don't believe it now. Therefore it's false."

    This argument seems to be made quite often.