A second-rate brain

“In fact, because Christ said we could only get into His world by being like little children, many Christians have the idea that, provided you are “good,” it does not matter being a fool…

…Christ never meant we are to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary, He told us not only to be “harmless as doves,” but also “as wise as serpents.” He wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head…

…The fact that you are giving money to a charity does not mean that you need not try to find out whether that charity is a fraud or not…

…It is, of course, quite true that God will not love you any the less, or have less use for you, if you happen to have been born with a very second-rate brain…but he wants everyone to use what sense they have…

…God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers…”

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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