Skepticism

“…It may be time to be skeptical about skepticism itself. In Jesus’s own day, there were plenty of people who didn’t want to believe his message, because it would have challenged their own power or influence. It would have upset their own agenda. For the last two hundred years that’s been the mood in Western society too. By all means, people think, let Jesus be a soul doctor, making people feel better inside. Let him be a rescuer, snatching people away from this world to ‘heaven’. But don’t let him tell us about a God who actually does things in the world. We might have to take that God seriously, just when we’re discovering how to run the world our own way.”

– N.T. Wright, from Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters, pp. 58-59

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