The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
I stand amazed at two of the most committed Christians I know in my life. Never have I met two people more blind to their own lack of love, courtesy, and thoughtfulness. Iremember another committed Christian accusing me of adulterous activity with a good friend with whom I just had a good friendship. These are people who think they are pleasing God and pleasing to God!!! This is why I fear the ‘reasonableness’ of Fundamentalism, regardless of the Creed-Brand-Bagde it wears.
2011 requires the wisdom of toddlers… those who dare to ask, “Why?”… and perhaps, “Why Not?” or even, “What would happen if…?”
I am no longer impressed with hardline religious reasoning that says who are we to argue with the Almighty. When I was a young parent, and my children younger still, I would not hold them to account for their actions. They were ‘innocent’ at least until age 12… and, frankly, I wasn’t much move evolved than them – just a little more experienced.
God, on the other hand, claims to be much more ‘evolved’. Thus, in 2011, I abandon guilt and other cancerous emotions, and pursue only that which is good, and true, and noble, and kind… (hang on a minute, that sounds like a New Testament quote…)
AND I intend to be unreasonable. I believe ‘reason’ tends to protect only those in power and who are taking advantage. It’s time to say, “No!” a lot more often… and “Yes!” to being true to ones own self.