How Gullible are We?

A high school freshman won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair.He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to the alarmists practicing junk science, and spreading the fear of everything in the environment.

In his project, he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control, or total elimination, of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxide,” giving plenty of good  reasons, since it can:

  1. Cause excessive sweating and vomiting.
  2. It is a major component in acid rain.
  3. It can cause severe burns in its gaseous state.
  4. Accidental inhalation can kill you.
  5. It contributes to erosion.
  6. It decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
  7. It has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients.

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical dihydrogen monoxide.

Forty-three said yes, six were undecided, and only one knew that the chemical was WATER!

The title of his prize-winning project was, “How Gullible Are We?”

Matthew Henry stated, “They are in most danger who are least aware of it.” In Matthew 24, when Christ was asked about the signs of the end times, he began by warning, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (v.4), then repeats this same warning several times.

The word “deceive” means “to roam, go astray, wander, be out of the way, delusion and error.”

Many years ago Rev. Clovis G. Chappell, D.D., expressed, “You can treat truth in such a fashion as to make it untrue to you. You can so rebel against the light as to turn it into darkness. You can refuse to see till you lose your capacity to see.”

Warning: “Don’t believe everything you think!”

Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center