Belief affects behavior? Not if society can help it…
May 10, 2006 2 Comments
Another tidbit from Chuck Colson (this one I think is from "Being the Body," though I'm not sure):
You are free to believe what you want, of course, so long as it doesn't affect how you behave.
He's referring to what is a common attitude held by postmodern culture towards convictions and deeply held beliefs. Yeah sure believe what you wish just don't let that belief seep into your everyday life. What's a source of amusement to me is that if one believes in nothing then you're still acting upon a set of beliefs (unbelief, after all is a belief system.)
The contradiction is delicious, much like the following: "There are no absolutes" or "Intolerance will not be tolerated"