December 15, 2006

E-Ching for the Day

"Faith in an invisible God requires some foolishness. But, ignoring the possibility altogether is far too risky."

3 comments:

Justin Elder said...

agreed and done... check it out

Jeff said...

Risky in what arena? Personal salvation? Or for a collective benefit?

Risky isn't perhaps the word I'd use to describe my own rationale (seems to imply a wrathful God) for faith, but I partially see what you're saying.

On the flip side, one might also argue that the overreach of faith in God can be risky -- such as when people use it as a crutch or an excuse for questionable behavior or as an end-point in all debate.

Sabai said...

Jeff,

The quote actually stems from my conversations with people who say "they're just not sure about God and really don't give it much thought". Now, if heaven and hell are real, and anywhere near as good or horrendous as talked about, and a decision needs to be made during one's lifetime that destines them to one of these places, then this is probably the most important thing in the world to be thinking about.