Ravi Zacharias on Postmodernism

This is taken from Ravi’s book, “Jesus Among Other Gods”,

Philosophically, you can believe anything, so long as you do not claim it to be true.

Morally, you can practice anything, so long as you do no claim that it is a “better” way.

Religiously, you can hold to anything, so long as you do not bring Jesus Christ into it.

If a spiritual idea is eastern, it is granted critical immunity; if western, it is thoroughly criticized. Thus, a journalist can walk into a church and mock its carryings on, but he or she dare not do the same if the ceremony is from the eastern fold. Such is the mood at the end of the twentieth century.

A mood can be a dangerous state of mind, because it can crush reason under the weight of feeling. But that is precisely what I believe postmodernism best represents–a mood.


One Response to Ravi Zacharias on Postmodernism

  1. Luke says:

    I think (as usual) Mr. Z is right on, Laz. I’ve never heard it expressed so succinctly, but to compare postmodernism to a mood (which can shift or change on a whim) is pretty right on, I think. Of course self-titled (read: pretentious) postmodernists would claim that the movement defies classification and transcends this type of pigeon-holing but at the end of the day it remains in the same category as atheism: A hypothesis that, carried out to its logical conclusion, collapses under its own flimsy foundation. Just my opinion. Great quote.

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