Fit Bodies and Fat Minds

Scott Smith —  January 23, 2012 — Leave a comment

“Anti-intellectualism is a disposition to discount the importance of truth and the life of the mind. Living in a sensuous culture and an increasingly emotional democracy, American evangelicals in the last generation have simultaneously toned up their bodies and dumbed down their minds. The result? Many suffer from a modern form of what the ancient stoics called “mental hedonism”-having fit bodies but fat minds.” – Os Guinness


Elsewhere, Guinness has said much on the theme that Christians have not been out-thought. Rather, they have not been around when the thinking was being done. We can change that. Simply reading (beyond novels and self-help), thinking well, and talking with others can show the Christian worldview to be far more than just blind faith.

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Scott Smith is a lifelong Christian and an active member of his church. He enjoys blogging and teaching on Christian theology and defense as well as engaging skeptics in debate regarding Christian truth claims. Scott is a co-founder of Etcetera as well as TC Apologetics, and in his spare time he runs his own 3D design company.