Sunday, January 29, 2006

Thoughts from OS Guinness

What follows is a quote from OS Guinness issuing a valid challenge for everyone to remember that our minds need to be exercised:

"Anti-intellectualism is a disposition to discount the importance of truth and the life of the mind. Living in a sensuous culture and an increasingly emotional democracy, American evangelicals in the last generation have simultaneously toned up their bodies and dumbed down their minds. The result? Many suffer from a modern form of what the ancient stoics called 'mental hedonism'-having fit bodies but fat minds."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Luke said...

Mark: Just wanted to let you know I really appreciated your comments on traditions on my blog. I hope to stimulate some discussion with them. I guess we'll see how willing people are to discuss their views on this on a public forum.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog as well.

I just saw that quote somewhere else about that body and mind. Definitely true.

3:00 PM  

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