Thursday, July 31, 2008

Believers Vs. Thinkers....Can't we all get along?

My faith informs my world view and there is hardly a day that passes that I am not the recipient of some random and even unintentionally disputatious comment by friend, family member or co-worker. It causes me to pause and think "Do they really hear what they are saying?" I can almost understand "non believers" going along with the agendas and notions that are at play in our Godless culture, but what baffles me is how Christians are often indistinguishable from the non-christians in this regard. I am not referring to our daily deportment or our lifestyles (which is another subject for another day) I'm talking about where we (Christians) stand in the marketplace of ideas. I wonder if we are too busy, too pre-occupied, too complacent, or just too lazy to think for ourselves. Is it easier to just let someone else define what we believe and why we believe it?

For fear of being annoyingly opinionated and confrontational and because I sometimes don't have the energy or the inclination to engage in debate, I let it go and I blog. But I can't help but wonder what it would be like if more "Believers" would think and if more "Thinkers" would believe-- ah.... Utopia!

2 comments:

tntfaith said...

Conservative Black Woman, do you listen to apologist, Ravi Zacharias?

Conservative Black Woman is said...

Actually, my favorite apologist is RC Sproul -- he has the greatest theological mind of this century. But I also love Norm Geisler, and Josh McDowell. Oh yeah, and I never miss Hank Hanegraff aka "The Bible Answer Man"