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Why the “Outsider Test” is an Abject Failure

The Outsider Test for Faith was popularised by John Loftus, a former pastor. His argument is quite simple:

“Tell believers to examine their faith critically and almost all of them will say they already do. But tell them to subject their own faith to the same level of skepticism they use when examining the other religious faiths they reject and that will get their attention.”

Loftus thinks that this constitutes an argument against Christianity.

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