One of my most favourite quotes of recent times simply has to be Harlan Ellison’s
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
Although it sounds a bit harsh, I cannot but second that statement.
Many of us seek to be heard over hearing. To be understood, over understanding.
The truth however remains that not everyone has a valid point, a voice, an informed opinion.
I remember a message a preacher gave a couple of weeks ago in church.. I was appalled. I must have disagreed with about 95% of what she spoke/shared/said.
I felt she was so totally misinformed and had so totally misinterpreted the message, the lesson, that it really held no truth at all.
Once you dilute and turn the Word around twice or thrice, there really isn’t much power left.
Be it as it may, she was persuaded- yes she really believed – that what she shared would bring clarity/liberty.
And so, in our quest to find out what people- both ministers, pastors, preachers, and common folks (like myself) believe, the next issue of our REFRESH magazine is focusing on IDENTITY & PURPOSE.
In your opinion, what really is the purpose of..
- power & influence
- the church?
Many of us understand that everything was created and indeed exists on purpose and for/with a purpose. But what exactly is it?!
I’ve thrown this question to quite a few and have gotten a number of replies. However, I’d like to hear/read what YOU think?
Advocating simplicity, make your explanations/definitions tweet-sized! Insightful statements need not be long. 140 characters should do.
So, what say you!?