On controversy and narrow-mindedness (in a “Christian” context)

Anyone who has honestly explored the literature will find and know that almost all controversial issues are controversial for good reason. There are almost always plenty of sincere and intelligent people grappling with those issues. Conservative Christianity itself is essentially one big farce because it entails believing that the bible is 100% correct, etc. And it also … Continue reading On controversy and narrow-mindedness (in a “Christian” context)

Rationality (a definition of)

Rationality just means using logic to arrive at truth. Rather than using emotions / cognitive biases. Logic simply involves correctly interpreting available information. What does it mean to be correct / incorrect? Correct interpretations cannot be disproved by existing information, while incorrect ones can be disproved by simply examining available evidence. And because new information … Continue reading Rationality (a definition of)

Decision theory: if knowledge affords better decisions, perhaps it also effects salvation

In response to this article: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-problem-of-your-choices <quote>First Kings 18:21 describes a crucial moment of decision. It’s the final showdown between the God of Israel and a false god called Baal. Elijah calls God’s people to choose once and for all between the living God who delivered them, and this false god who has captured their … Continue reading Decision theory: if knowledge affords better decisions, perhaps it also effects salvation

Knowledge (quotes)

“Nothing is more dangerous than the combination of ignorance and enthusiasm.” “The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.” — François de la Rochefoucauld “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates “Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.” — Albert Einstein “Any fool … Continue reading Knowledge (quotes)