“People have presuppositions, and they live more consistently on the basis of those presuppositions than they themselves may realize.” page 19What is the key difference between a Republican and a Democrat? One believes that the individual can make the best decisions, the other feels the government should be in the driver’s seat. Everything else grows from those seeds. Baptists and Episcopalians? One believes in bottom up church government, the other in the power of the hierarchy. In parenting styles people have different views of human nature. Some believe the child should be free, others that they must be molded.
Why do you disagree with me? It isn’t because you are stupid and I had to disillusion you but I am not stupid either. Much of it comes back to presuppositions. Is the nature of man evil or good? Are we created by God or and product of natural selection? Are men and women the same or different? Are there absolutes in right or wrong or is everything relative?
Consider your presuppositions.
Schaeffer, Francis A. How Should We Then Live? Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revel Company, 1976.
homo unius libri
Gee, and all these years I just thought it was because most folks aren't as smart as I am! ;-)ReplyDelete
Just because it is a presupposition doesn't mean it isn't true!Delete
Grace and peace.