What Do You Think?

This selection from my current read is worthy of pondering.

“(The Age of Enlightenment) brought a heavy emphasis on analytical thinking. The mind and rationalism reigned supreme, and this seeped heavily into the church.  Never before had the intellect played such a prominent role in matters of faith. Author Brian McLaren describes this move toward analysis by saying, “If the universe is an intelligible machine — and science is the master screwdriver to take it apart — then analysis is the ultimate form of thought, the universal screwdriver. …The fact that to us thinking and analyzing seem to be synonymous suggests how successful modernity has been at marginalizing all other forms of thought — imagination, intuition, pattern recognition, systems thinking, and so on..”

Now, I think that is right on, timely, worthy of further discussion.


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