The Christian Mind: Right

In our last post we explored whether it is wrong for moral values to be imposed upon society. This is an important question because in our day, there is this idea that no one’s values should be imposed upon anyone, much less society. To do so is to commit the modern-day mortal sin.

But the idea that moral values should not be imposed upon others — especially that we should be protected from others imposing their moral values upon us — is itself a moral value. This demonstrates what I called in our last post Newton’s Third Law of Belief: For every objection to the imposition of belief, there is an equal and opposite viewpoint imposing its own belief. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Right”

The Christian Mind: Values

An individual on a recent blog I follow had this to say about religious faith:

“[It leads] often to harmful advice and rules for women, gay people and society in general. Hence the need to assist [believers] to see the errors in their thinking, at every level.”

This in many ways characterizes a common perception of religious faith today: It is a social evil only doing harm and we would all be better off if it were eradicated. It reminded me of what neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris had to say in his book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Values”

The Christian Mind: Persecution

You will be hated by everyone because of me . . . in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. (Matthew 10, John 16)

In beginning our discussion on the Christian Mind, I think this is a good place to start. The reason is that we live in a time when the distinction between what is true and what is socially acceptable is blurred. The line of argument that dominates much of the discussion around today’s issues goes something like this: “X is true. And if you think otherwise, you are stupid/intolerant/deplorable/a bigot/evil.” Continue reading “The Christian Mind: Persecution”

The Christian Mind: A Question

All the time I was writing the series on The Christian Soul, methodically mapping the human soul and the way it is designed to interact with God, I could not help but ask myself a question: “Does any of this matter?” Continue reading “The Christian Mind: A Question”

A Social Justice Warrior Meets Jesus, Part 2

The following is part 2 of A Social Justice Warrior Meets Jesus and is based on recent events on America’s college campuses. Please leave a comment! Continue reading “A Social Justice Warrior Meets Jesus, Part 2”