Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On critical thinking and faith

In his book Audacity of Hope, presidential candidate Barack Obama, once an atheist, writes about how he became a Christian, “It was because of these newfound understandings–that religious commitment did not require me to suspend critical thinking, disengage from the battle for economic and social justice, or otherwise retreat from the world that I knew and loved–that I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and be baptized.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Love the ideas presented and agree that the more knowledge you gain the closer to God you can become. As long as you realize you can never know as much as God, but continue to learn as much as you can, you can achieve a higher plane of consciousness. And its impressive to know that the leader of our great United States understands that.

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

Thank you for your comment! :)