Friday, 30 November 2018

Professor Kirke on John Allen Chau

Tim Challies began his article well enough. But when he got to this ...

Fourth, zeal is meant to co-exist with wisdom. Where I think a lot of us are uncertain about Chau is whether or not he exercised wisdom in what he did. That is something that is likely to take a lot more time and a lot more information to discern. ... It will take time for us to learn the facts and then to decide whether he went about his mission in a wise or unwise way.

... I wished he'd instead gone for this piece of advice for us all (us all who are inclined to believe we need to form opinions on far off things we know little about, that is):

"My dear young lady," said the professor..."there is one plan which no one has yet suggested and which is well worth trying."

"What's that?" said Susan.

"We might all try minding our own business..."

- C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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