Saturday, October 4, 2014
On What Christians and Theists Need
More and more I'm convinced of this: what Christians and Theists need first and foremost in the modern world is pride and confidence. Good arguments, persuasive rhetoric, philosophical and metaphysical knowledge, scientific understanding - these are all well and good, but they come second. If you do not have some pride in confidence in yourself as a thinker - if you do not think you have a natural and inviolable right to come to conclusions and provisionally hold opinions based on your understanding (or even lack of understanding) of the evidence and arguments you've evaluated -you're dead in the water. All the arguments and clear thinking in the world won't help anyone if you're too nervous, shy, or irrationally ashamed to hold to them when it's time to do so.