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Re: Re: In praise of curiosity

by husker (Chaplain)
on Jul 30, 2003 at 18:44 UTC ( #279314=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: In praise of curiosity
in thread In praise of curiosity

Indeed. Nowhere in scripture is curiosity painted as a "vice". Curiosity is often the precursor to personal discovery, and Christians are instructed by Paul to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling", which was Paul's way of saying that your own salvation experience will be different than someone else's ... the Church cannot and should not dictate to believers what salvation "feels like".

However, Christians are also admonished to obey the authorities which are placed over them, since no one comes into authority except by the will of Christ (yes, that includes Hussein and Hitler and Nero and all the rest ... )

Here one must make the distinction between "curiosity" and "rebellion".

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