Monday, February 5, 2007

Open Minded?

"Don't you have an open mind?" I guess I really don't and to tell you the truth, I think that is a very good thing. An open mind can be a dangerous thing to waste because:
  • Do you really want an open mind about genocide?
  • Do you really want an open mind about rape?
  • Do you really want an open mind about abortion?
  • Do you really want an open mind about sin?
I think that problem lies in the fact that many open-minded people aren't very "open-minded" about those who disagree with them. They want everyone to think as they do...of course it ends up looking pretty close-minded when quickly examined.

I think GK Chesterton said it best:
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.