The first illustration shows how the gullible, vulnerable and indoctrinated view their dogma:
The second approach illustrates a pragmatic approach. This is better than the first one, and it’s tempting sometimes, but it can render one vulnerable to hucksterism and manipulation (see first illustration):
The third approach is the one I recommend – read carefully and widely, and think critically about everything you read:
Thus endeth today’s illustrated sermon.
P.S. – the sermon applies to politics too.
– the chaplain