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Undeception

I spend a lot (most? all?) of my time examining ideas critically, identifying and verifying all of my own presuppositions, and challenging those of others (although not always aloud). I view this as a necessary component of the life of the Christian mind. The term “undeception”, although apparently coined by Hans Georg Gadamer, is sometimes associated with C. S. Lewis, who recognized that the default positions and stances of even Christians need critical evaluation and correction; the concept was central to most of his writings, and is well summarized in the quote above. As I continually seek to hold my own understanding of the facts up to scrutiny, I invite you alongside so that we may develop more and more accurate glimpses of truth, even if it means challenging our own pet assumptions. ~ Steve Douglas


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