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Having an Open Mind

Published by paperbackwriter in the blog paperbackwriter's blog. Views: 57

Conservative Christianity and conservative politics might view "having an open mind" as dangerous. Once you start accepting exceptions, a whole stampede of horses bolts through the gate. You gotta stand firm, stick to your guns and not let the slippery slope slip any further.
But just recently I see a danger in "rigid" thinking. I might be wrong but dogmatic opinions are an indirect cause of what goes wrong in the world. "I'm a loser end of story, let me take my own life". Such rigid self-judgement doesn't see that you might actually be needed to hang round longer. It's all part of the divine plan which our puny brains cant comprehend.
I picked up Power of Now again recently. For a long time I have said to myself "this book is atheistic nonsense". yet as I began reading again I saw how therapeutic it is. My Christian faith is not enough to solve all my psychological issues unfortunately. I need to read more widely and read books that challenge my tendency to adhere to conservative dogma and doctrine.
But sometimes we need to draw the line. When we have become diluted by too much "yeah maybes" and "depends on the situation." Now and then we just have to say "Enough. There are some things that don't change. Some truths are eternal."
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