People are too stupid for Philosophy?????

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on October 23, 2007

To anyone who’ll read this,

The other day, as I was sitting down & thinking on how much mess seems to run rampant in the modern day church….largely becasuse it seems that people have been trained NOT TO THINK & belive that anytime where they’re questioning due to what they see in the Word of God is SIN, I was reminded of a conversation I recently had with a woman about the issue. In her own words,

“WHen I was in college, I was considering a minor in philosophy, and one day my favorite philosophy professor invited me to attend a meeting of the philosophy club. I sat there watching people struggle to impress one another with their profound insights.

It was one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen. It would take forever for each person to complete a statement…..every word was carefully weighed, with lots of “uhhhhh’s” to fill in the dead space as the rest of us hung on each word, waiting for some coherency to develop eventually.

There’s a saying that is used to disparage Christians: “they are too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good.”

That same principle turned me away from further commitment to philosophical studies. If one’s “superior” thought process renders one unable to communicate with others, it’s a waste of time and a great example of the speculations and lofty things raised up against the knowledge of God that Paul warns against in 2 Corinthians 10:5. Christians are to be like little children, and prideful assertions of intellectual superiority don’t fit that model at all.”

OF course, I responded back to her with some arguments based on ACTS 17, where Paul witnessed to those on Mars Hill.

To give understanding to the CONTEXT of this passage, Athens was the cultural center of Greece—the center for Greek Culture, philosophy, and education—-and home to renowned philosophers in history like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, who was arguably the most influential one of them all. There were also two other significant philosophers taught there and there names were Epicurus (founder of Epicureanism and Zeno, founder of Stoicism—two of the most dominant philosophies of that day

It’s important to note this because, Though Athens was a pagan society, it’s also where many of us have gotten the majority of ideas which we use today…


One Response to “People are too stupid for Philosophy?????”

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