Appropriately Skeptical Thomas

Appropriately Skeptical Thomas April 6, 2013

The above cartoon depicts the caricature of a doubter, and specifically of Thomas who became known as “Doubting Thomas.” But is skepticism in the face of seemingly incredible claims really inappropriate? Was Thomas the fool depicted in the cartoon above, or wiser than far too many gullible Christians today, whose unwillingness or inability to doubt in an appropriate way makes them liable to become the victims of charlatans?

On this topic see also Steve Pankey’s post, “Doubting Thomas Didn’t Doubt” and Cameron Trimble’s “The Faithful’s Doubt is our Saving Grace.”


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