Just had to post this comic, I see it in other blogs from time to time…
It is a gross caricature of the fundamentalist perspective, and as such is apt in some ways and in others probably not so much. But I really enjoy the critical part.
I often feel that pursuing knowledge is frowned upon by people, if it doesn’t support their accepted understanding of “faith.” The pursuit of knowledge is seen as dangerous. Well not all knowledge, only the kind that doesn’t lead to our understanding of what you should think…
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” becomes the litmus test for the knowledge being pursued. Well what constitutes the fear of the Lord? Believing what the bible says. So any “knowledge” that doesn’t lead to more firmly believing the bible is all true is just foolishness.
Circular logic… And the irony of this comic is the degree to which this circular logic is extolled as virtue.
Entry filed under: doubt.