And I am not just picking on you Matthew. Everyone I know, including my elder sister, who believes in such nonsense is unreasonable and unbalanced and makes poor decisions in other aspects of their life. If I met someone wise, accomplished and with very good judgement on other things who believed the moon landings were faked then I'd listen to what they had to say, but I have never met such a person.
So it's all about the messenger, huh? It's all about people rather than ideas? You know what gender thinks that way?
What happened to being a man and arguing IDEAS? So I could have powerful arguments but if I'm dressed in rags you totally dismiss my arguments with a good old "ad hominem"? How feminine.For what it's worth, I have the same respect for your judgment that you have for mine. So the feeling is mutual.
But nevertheless, I just burst your bubble. I guess I don't fit the mold at all.
I am highly educated and intelligent. I'm a software developer. I spent 3.5 years at a traditional seminary and got good grades (hint: not everyone did). I completed the 3-year Latin program in 2 years. Besides an English teacher's command of English, a decent grasp of Latin, I also can speak/understand a lot of Spanish and Japanese. I studied German enough to know the basics.
If you can pretend you're a man and enter the world of facts/evidence for a few minutes, the evidence suggests I don't have bad judgment either. I have excellent credit, have zero debt, I live on acreage with an average sized house (stone exterior) plus outbuildings, all paid for. We've never received a late notice, much less had any utilities threatened. I married my wife 14 years ago and we're still living in harmony with our 8th child on the way. Our children are all happy, healthy, and well adjusted. I don't have a criminal record, not even misdemeanors. I haven't even received a traffic ticket since my early 20's. I don't drink or smoke, much less use drugs.
I don't make as much as you because I choose to be more aloof from the World than you. It was/is my choice. Money doesn't equal good judgment or wisdom, much less sanctity, or else we should canonize or at least idolize Ted Turner, Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, etc.
What other yardsticks do you have to measure "bad judgment"? I'd love to hear them.
I'm no mental patient, damaged goods, or someone that can be accused of having bad judgment.