Don’t We Just Believe The Things That We Want To?

An atheist friend once said: “You Christians only believe what you believe because you only ever read or watch things that agree with you!” There’s a name for that—“confirmation bias”—and whilst Christians can be guilty of it, so can atheists! How can we really be sure that what we believe (or don’t believe is true)? How can we avoid being gullible Christians or lazy sceptics? Andy Bannister offers some practical suggestions about how to put our beliefs to the test.


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