christianity philosophy


For some reason, I respect people the most when they obviously are very smart, but are ever-concious that they don’t know everything.

Matter of fact, it seems that the more you know, the more you become aware of all the things you don’t know.

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“…the more you become aware of the things you don’t know”… does it follow that “…the more you tend to being agnostic”? ; )

I agree though, I too respect those that don’t claim to know it all. I think its not just that arrogance is off putting but that we only learn by either our mistakes or exploring gaps in our knowledge – those that claim to have it all sussed are not exactly on a pathway to wisdom. I tell the kids I teach that if their book is all ticks they wont be getting a good grade because they aren’t learning – if they are finding it too easy they have to tell me and we need to get them at a point where there are some crosses. It takes a bit of a change in mindset because they are convinced the goal is a pretty eexercise book showing that they know everything.

Hope the Anzac ceremony went well, Jack

Cheers Jack,
As I’ve said before, agnosticism is perhaps the intellectually ‘safest’ ground on which to stand (though there are more things I’m concerned about than being intellectually ‘safe’)… :)

But yes, a wise person knows not only what they know and how well they know it, but is also ever-aware of how much they don’t know… Your approach with your students sounds good! :)

Anzac did go well, thanks. Was great being a part of it…



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