Just recently discovered the work of Tertullian - a second century Roman lawyer - and love how his words still apply today.
This quote was shared with me and I am passing it along!
"They praise what they know, they abuse what they are ignorant of, and they inspire their knowledge with their ignorance; though in fairness, you should rather judge of what is unknown from what is known, than what is known from what is unknown" (Tertullian, Apology, 21 - Speaking to the Romans at the time).
In modern English...he is saying that a wise person should make judgements on what he chooses to believe in on things he has already accepted as known truths to him.
In contrast, the foolish man who makes beliefs on things not even proven or known yet, but merely desire practically or blind faith so to speak.
For those of you who do not know, Tertullian gave his life to the cause of Christ.
Just a reminder that in this age esp., we need to be much more independent and proactive of our faith. Be ready to answer not only, "What do you believe?", but also, "Why?".