Saturday, February 22, 2020

Vitz: what about my profession?

Saturday, February 22, 2020
    ... then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it.
    —Ecclesiastes 8:17 (NIV)
    It is difficult to document such a thing as the general attitude of a profession. But the hostility of most psychologists to Christianity is very real. For years, I was part of that sentiment; today it still surrounds me. It is a curious hostility, for most psychologists are not aware of it. Their lack of awareness is due mostly to sheer ignorance of what Christianity is—for that matter, of what any religion is. The universities are so secularized that most academics can no longer articulate why they are opposed to Christianity. They merely assume that, for all rational people, the question of being a Christian was settled—negatively—at some time in the past.
    ... Paul C. Vitz (b. 1935), Psychology as Religion, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977, p. 12 (see the book)
    See also Eccl. 6:11-12; 8:17; 1 Cor. 2:7-10; 3:19; Jas. 1:5-6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead my colleagues, especially _____ and _____, to open their minds to Your truth.
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