Another brilliant Pearls Before Swine comic.
The Rat trap (haha) illustrated here is worth contemplating: overemphasizing some aspects of a given thing (be it an act, a belief system, etc.) while downplaying other aspects is hardly a reliable way to form an accurate opinion about that thing. And resorting to "bribes" -- be they actual bribes, or rationalizations, justifications, etc. to convince ourselves -- is at least as bad.