Don’t Let Thinking People Stand In Your Way!

From ASBO Jesus. It should go without saying, but just in case, I’ll make it explicit. This is not a jibe at religion. There are religious believers, religious leaders, and religious community who welcome, encourage, and promote thinking. But there are also anti-intellectual and even anti-logical streaks in certain circles. Chances are, if you find this offensive, then you and/or your religious community may be part of the problem

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  • Chris

    I would say this goes for ANY collection of people for whatever reason…including atheists.

    Certainly not EVERY atheist disbelieves in a god because of “critical” thinking.

    I’m all for crticial thinking – and yes I am a Christian.

    Heck I believe in being CHALLENGED on my beliefs, we all should be if our TRUE motives for our beliefs is ultimately – the TRUTH.

  • http://triangulations.wordpress.com/ Sabio Lantz

    “We would like you come down…”
    or 
    “We would like you TO come down …”

    Is that a British English (ASBO’s home) vs American English difference?  Or is that pastor from Appalachia? 
    😉

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Or perhaps a typo? :-)

  • http://triangulations.wordpress.com/ Sabio Lantz

    My experience has taught me that when I read stuff by Brits and I think I see a typo, it is usually just my uncultured, colonist ignorance of real English. :-)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      You may be right, but having lived in England, it doesn’t jump out at me as British English. But I may just be an uncultured resident of a former colony who didn’t learn enough during his stay in England! :-)