Ignore that which is inconvenient to your worldview. Latch onto what is comforting. Hold fast to that which appears to support your current beliefs. Don’t dig too deeply and definitely don’t ask for evidence beyond anecdotes and rumors. Never question the motives of those who profit from telling about miraculous things which happened to them or their children.
But, you should maintain as much skepticism as possible about the findings of modern science. Always be cautious about what scientists claim when they talk about the past. Be wary of neurosurgeons, psychologists and cultural anthropologists. And whatever you do, make sure that you stay as far away as possible from any historians who aren’t true born-again believers.
If you can walk this narrow path, then you can strengthen your faith and preserve your soul against the corruptions of this world.
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- Matthew 7:13-14 (NRSV)