Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Intentional Mysteries

I talked about the power of the question in the last post. In fact, this whole blog is about balancing the extremes of human nature by just getting us to think more.

However, as G.K. Chesterton once said, "There is a thought that stops all thought." Here is such a thought. Are the grey areas of life intentional mysteries? And if so, are all those mysteries waiting to be discovered or are some intended to be persistent mysteries to serve as the guard rails of life.

Do we sometimes focus on learning things at the expense of living itself? The Greeks thought that knowledge was virtue, but is it? Some of the most horrific shootings in our nation have occurred at institutions of education and higher learning.

"Knowledge is a deadly thing when no one sets the rules" - King Crimson

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