I am delighted to see Duane McBride share his thoughts …

Comment on Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine by Nathan Greene.

I am delighted to see Duane McBride share his thoughts in this discussion. I have a great deal of respect for his wisdom and judgment.

If there is one thing I’ve learned from the recent political and pandemic events, it is how easily people can be deceived. We have witnessed the power of confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect on a spectacular scale.

In the aftermath I can’t help but wonder if this is just humans being human, or could there be another more sinister spirit at work? I usually choose the natural explanation before the supernatural, but now I’m not so sure. Now I wonder what may be on the horizon? More than ever we need rational, intelligent, discernment to distinguish truth from error.

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Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine
Also, there are numerous examples of Rhetorical spin in “The Naked Emperor”.

For example, no one would believe that “standing up for Liberty of Conscience leads to the deaths of multitudes”. It was standing up for Dr. Peter McCullough and other spreaders of misinformation and conspiracy theories regarding the dangers of COVID vaccines which scared many Adventists away from taking them. As a result, some of those people did experience more severe illness and even death. “Multitudes” is probably a word Conrad supplied for dramatic effect, but many people did die who would otherwise still be with us. Some of them were my friends. This is what I find the most inexcusable. And, that Adventist church pulpits were used to promote this narrative in the name of Religious Liberty and Liberty of Conscience is even more inexcusable.

I guess bias, just like love, is often blind.

Review of “The Naked Emperor” by Pastor Conrad Vine
In the fallout of a pandemic, just as in war, not everything will be perfectly fair and perfectly indemnified.
The main goal was to defeat the enemy and minimize the loss of life. Now it is time to move on.

I always felt the loss of a life was a far greater concern than the loss of a job. Sad though it is, a lost job can be replaced with another. And im pretty sure most of those lost jobs have been replaced by now.
A lost life can never be replaced.

The fact is, many of the “Liberty of Conscience” people whom I spoke with seemed to be in complete denial of the fact that during the peak of the Covid pandemic the vast majority of severe illness and death occurred among the unvaccinated.
There were many red flags but this was the largest one for me.

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Sean, thank you so much for such a thoughtful and balanced Review of this topic! In my opinion, this is the most sensible explanation I have read or heard yet!