On a recent podcast from Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries, he was pointing out that leftists consider some things to be very wise — if they agree with leftist ideologies. Shallow thinking is applauded, but when we disagree and point out the flaws in what passes for thought from these people, they prove their brilliance by name calling, labeling (we are "arrogant", "racists", "homophobes", "science deniers" and more) and resorting to other logical fallacies. Then the other shallow thinkers applaud them for their foolishness. This reminds me of Romans 1.32, translated in the NASB as "...and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them."
I agree with his statement that such "thinking" is the result of secularist education. People are not taught to think critically and examine evidence. Instead, they follow what they are told by people that they admire and support their preconceptions. The leftists attacked Mitt Romney and said that he would have a bad effect on women's rights. People who believed that nonsense had not bothered to consider the American governmental system or even ask for support for such outlandish, emotionally-laden assertions.
Other Christians and I have had experiences that support this. Richard Dawkins is known for his diatribes against God, the Bible, Christians and especially against creationists. He is not a theologian, but I fully believe that the people who admire him are simply looking for clever wording to support their rejection of God.
In a recent exchange on Facebook, they blatant hatred and hypocrisy of Dawkins was displayed in his own words. "Never seek to censor or cut yourself off from dissent; always respect the right of others to disagree with you", which is his "Eighth Commandment". But at the failed "Reason Rally" of 2012, Dawkins encouraged his minions to "ridicule and show contempt" for people's faith, to "mock them, ridicule them in public". So atheopaths became even more obstreperous. One Dawkinsite defended him by attacking people on the Facebook Page. When his logical fallacies and conduct unbecoming of a civilized, rational human were pointed out, he became even more childish. This kind of irrational behavior is all too common in the Web.
We have to deal with stalkers who will accept utterly ludicrous and unsupported assertions of the scientist-priests of evolutionism, then throw this material at us as if it was scientific fact. They become angry when we point out that all they have is speculation and anti-creationist philosophies in the name of "science", then seek to silence us through ridicule and poisoning the well (including the inane expressions like "liar for Jesus" and "young earth creationists are all liars"). Yes, they actually follow some of us around like children on the playground, seeking others to join them in their mindless hate crusade.
Why is that? The spirit of scientific inquiry does not include suppressing contrary evidence, but anything refuting evolution is disallowed in schools. This is not critical thinking, it is brainwashing. That's right, I said it! Further, if someone points out the race of a criminal (or dares to disagree with Calif in Chief B. Hussein Obama's policies), he or she is labeled a racist. Those of us who stand on biblical principles and say that homosexuality is a sin along with other sins, leftists scream, "Homophobe!" And on it goes.
Interestingly, science flourished when true free thought was allowed. Biblical creationists were among those who brought significant advances to science. Scientism, secularism, evolutionism, liberalism are allied on the left. Free speech, freedom of religion, academic freedom and intellectual freedoms are in jeopardy. Some of us will speak the truth while we still can.
Where does real wisdom come from? Secularists hate this, but it comes from the Word of God, and is far above the "wisdom" of the world. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline" (Prov 1:7, NIV). "For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools..." (Rom 1:18-22, ISV). "The fool says in his heart, "'God does not exist.' They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good" (Psalm 14:1, HCSB).
But it is not too late yet. You can have a new start for the New Year. Today is the day of salvation. You may not have a tomorrow. Eternity is too long to play games with God and stand on your pride. Humble yourself, we implore you, and receive God's gift of salvation. "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God" (John 1:12-13, NIV). "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new" (2 Cor. 5:17, WEB).
— Cowboy Bob Sorensen