I read more of John’s magazine on the toilet and read some good stuff.
There was this one article, and I forget what it was about, but there were some points made in the article that I really liked. It quoted someone, I think maybe Os Guinness, who said that the biggest problem with Christianity today is a general lack of thinking. I’m doing a grave injustice to the quote, but that was the gist.
The point of that quote was that modern Christianity in large part replaces understanding with pure action. And you know, faith isn’t just about thinking about things. But, the problem of replacing thought with just action is that it reduces Christianity to formulas, to rules of action, and some might say, to legalism. This is what you do to be Christian. Rather than, this is what you believe.
I totally agree. I don’t know, I just think there’s a general lack of thought and understanding in modern Christianity. Related to that, I think in a large way, modern Christians have chosen to deliberately not think about certain things in the world, and that’s seriously hindering people from being able to believe. Like in regards to science. Like evolution.
There’s a movement now called Intelligent Design, which seeks to intelligently explain a rational Creator in light of scientific understanding. Not all of them (any of them, maybe) believe in evolution. I don’t think that’s the point. The point is, it’s good for Christians to think about, instead of just consciously deciding to ignore the issue.
Uh, random comment with no point.