Saturday, March 17, 2007

Freedom of the Mind

"We should continue to become acquainted with human experience through
history and philosophy, science and poetry, art and religion... One of
the most important things in the world is freedom of the mind; from
this all other freedoms spring. Such freedom is necessarily dangerous,
for one cannot think right without running the risk of thinking wrong,
but generally more thinking is the antidote for the evils that spring
from wrong thinking. More thinking is required, and we should all
exercise our God-given right to think and be unafraid to express our
opinions, with proper respect for those to whom we talk and proper
acknowledgment of our own shortcomings.

We must preserve freedom of the mind in the church and resist all
efforts to suppress it. The church is not so much concerned with
whether the thoughts of its members are orthodox or heterodox as it is
that they shall have thoughts."

Excerpts from "A Final Testimony"
by Hugh B. Brown
from An Abundant Life

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