I continue to subscribe to the blog at Red Letter Living. The post there today provides an interesting followup to my previous topic of “Questions”.
The quote below is from the blog post at http://redletterliving.net/2013/09/19/faith-doubt-and-the-idol-of-certainty-an-interview-with-greg-boyd/
On top of this, those who embrace “certainty-seeking faith” tend to become narrow-minded, for honestly trying to see things from other peoples’ point of view might lead them to question their faith and thereby jeopardize their “salvation.“ In fact, this model can easily lead people to develop learning phobias, for if you dare to read broadly and learn to see things from other people’s point of view, you might uncover facts that could shake your certainty and thus displease God. I’m convinced this explains why Christians, especially conservative Christians, have a well-deserved reputation in the broader culture for being narrow-minded. – Greg Boyd