A question that has come up numerous times in the past: am I wasting my time?
Advice like “don’t waste your brain cells”, “they’re not worth it”, or “the smart ones will figure it out for themselves” is often given. And then I think of clichéd quotes like “all that is needed for evil to triumph, is for good people to do nothing”, and I come across cases of individual suffering brought about by extremely unhealthy meme complexes.
Should I sit back and watch the show, or should I go ahead and point out the good and the bad, that people may more clearly see what the problem is? In particular, I have a semester of supposedly “interdenominational Bible School” material available, that I am tempted to examine in depth, and contrast with other world views, in order to point out the good, the lacking, and the outright bad of the world views in question.
Is it worth it?