The compulsion we feel to control the world around us is natural. It is an ingrained part of our programming. It is built into our brains because the human experience forces us to confront the chaos of the world around us, which can be quite overwhelming. But let’s consider the implications of the impulse for control turning into an obsession. Once the impulse becomes an obsession, it can easily become a pathology—a sickness that will not only lay waste to others but also consume our own soul.
Imagine that you and I live in a modestly sized community. When we first formed the community, we all agreed on a simple plan to protect the community. Every time someone did something to harm the community, we would lock them in a large enclosure and isolate them from the community. It took several months, … Continue reading A Simple Plan
We have erected artificial walls, one meticulously manufactured brick at a time; and now we find ourselves lost in a labyrinth, escape from which is impossible without divine intervention.
As a seeker of truth, I require evidence that something is true before I will believe it. Many Christians who feel compelled to make the rest of the world believe exactly as they do—typically the ones who have no evidence to substantiate their beliefs—bristle at this and accuse me of trusting my intellect over God’s revelation.