I have been reading a little about Bart Ehrman, a Scripture scholar who has been doing a lot of writing and speaking over the past 20 ore 30 years about what he would call about the "mistranslations, inconsistencies, and outright fabrication" in Scripture. This approach has resulted in his conversion from Evangelical Christianity to agnosticism, and has acted as a solvent, dissolving the faith of hundreds of students he has influenced.
I'm not sure I understand your point: how does a debunking and skeptical approach toward our received Scripture assist in people's moral guidance?
"People are much smarter today"
That I find dubious.
>That I find dubious.
LOL, in a way you have a point, however it depends on the grading curve you are using. In this case, we have to use a very large one. :)
I'm not familiar with Bart Ehrman, or his teachings. Therefore unable to even hazard a guess as to what the problem might be. I do know of fast growing movements to uncover the truth and to share what they've discovered.
Unlike many other beliefs that are seeing a decline in membership, these assemblies are growing daily and very enthusiastic about their journey to a better understanding.
The unleavened truth is for more convincing than manmade fabrications or misunderstandings could ever be.