WHY PEOPLE ARE EASILY FOOLED
It's their fault. Those who do not wish to be fooled can't be fooled.
Most easily believe because of the eloquence of the speaker or the power of
of words rather than their truth sways others. Something can sound
very logical and still be false while something may sound unbelievable and
still be true.
accept something as true simply because its' boldly asserted. So they
are deceived by the cleverness of the speaker and by their own
rather leave all questions unanswered instead of pondering over matters that
aren't clear. They usually reject all teachings.
are often deceived by those they trust. Once they realize this, they
begin to suspect that everyone is a deceiver. They then reject people
who could have saved them.
important that we carefully weigh everything that's said. For there
are two sides to every argument and truth is sometimes hard to discern.
Furthermore, the abundance of words can sometimes appear to be solid proof,
but it really isn't.
Mark Felix, the Lawyer for God (2nd century)