Monday, June 9, 2014
How do we know what we know?
Unitarian Universalists are not people of the book. They tend to be more practical and rely on their experience as a test of what to put their faith in. The problem with this approach is that we can be easily fooled by our own bias. Rev. Guengerich retells David Foster Wallace's story: "There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them, and says, 'Morning, boys. How's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'" p.28 Unitarian Universalists have been accused to being "too intellectual" and "smug". Perhaps we assume more than we should and think, in our not knowing, that we know that we don't know and so are better than those who think they know.
My Kind Of Church Music - I know what I know, Paul Simon