Shepherds of Death
I’ve said in the past, and in fact if a person begins the pattern of their thinking at the outset by refusing to acknowledge what they know to be true—that is, by starting with the rejection of the knowledge of God—the more brilliant they are thereafter and the more consistent they are thereafter, the further away from God their reasoning will lead them. Again, it’s not because their faculty of thinking has been extinguished. They can still reason, and they can still argue, and they can argue consistently. But again, if their beginning premise is a denial of what they know to be true and the refusal to acknowledge what they already know, it is no wonder that their conclusions lead them to become shepherds of death.