Thinking Out Loud

September 18, 2008

Evangelicals Tend Toward a Binary Mind

Filed under: Christianity — Tags: , , , , , — searchlightevents @ 11:11 pm
…evangelicals tend toward a binary mind (as historians Mark Noll, George Marsden, and others have delineated in detail). Some things are appropriately thought of in binary terms, to be sure: “Jesus is Lord,” “Ye must be born again,” and so on. But the world of politics is the world of assessing a situation and making the best of it with what, and whom, you have to work with. Binary thinking rarely helps get anything done, because politics rarely presents an actual choice between Good and Evil. More specifically, political campaigns never present a choice between Jesus and Satan.

Regent College Professor John Stackhouse, commenting in an article about — of all things — Sarah Palin.  (But then it makes sense when you think about it…)  Read the whole article here.

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