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God Is Not An Intellectual

April 28th, 2017 by Vader

An intellectual is somebody who thinks ideas are more important than people.

— Paul Johnson

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April 28th, 2017 10:41:24

April 28, 2017

Thanks for bringing up Johnson. The original edition of that book is only $.99 +s/h on Amazon.

Bruce Charlton
April 29, 2017

I am ‘an intellectual’ – by upbringing, temperament and training; and/ but I agree (overall).

But Jesus was ‘an intellectual’ of his era, I think – precociously expounding in the Temple, out-arguing the Pharasees – one of the rare good type.

(As Talmage made clear; Jesus was an aristocrat, in effect – his adoptive father Joseph having claim to be the heir to the lapsed sacred Kingship of the Jews. That was why so many people at his trail kept mentioning the fact – and assuming he was trying to reclaim the throne.)

April 29, 2017

Not all intelligent people are intellectuals. Not all intellectuals are intelligent. Nor is knowledge equivalent to intelligence.

Jacob said it well:
“When they are learned they think they are wise…”

April 29, 2017

I, too, am an “intellectual.” So this one stung a little.

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