Wow, is there a lot of meat in this article in Pajamas Media! I can see the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod engaging in some of this kind of thought. I always refer to it, from any source, as “Little Johnny Sunshine” stuff. As in “Oh, everythings just fine” or words to that effect. How many of us have not seen something go down in flames all the while the people supporting it are putting out “Little Johnny Sunshine” statements?
Honest assessments of a situation are hard to find. Where are your blind spots? What are you doing wrong that the numbers are pointedly telling you is wrong?