Thursday, March 6, 2014

an enormous predisposition...

I am slowly but surely working my way through Josh McDowell's A Ready Defense. In the chapter I read this morning, I came across a quote I find very interesting and true.

     "The excessive skepticism of many liberal theologians stems not from a careful evaluation of the available data, but from an enormous predisposition against the supernatural."

~ Millar Burrows


  1. Hmmm....well I definitely think that several conservative theologians also are predisposed against certain supernatural phenomena as well. Perhaps just of a different sort. I love the dialogue that quotes like this generate!

    1. I am not sure which supernatural phenomena you refer to, but the truth is all of us come to the table with "enormous predispositions." I believe it will always be this way, for humans are born with a large amount of faith, but it is our free will that determines where that faith will be grounded.