Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Daily Thought: Feelings Aren't a Reliable Guide

Lots of people feel very strongly that we should bomb our enemies, that we should execute serious criminals and castrate rapists, that we should abolish income taxes and let the fittest survive.  Lots of other people feel very strongly that we should do none of those things.  An exchange of feelings may tell us where the pressure points are likely to come, but it won't tell us what is the right thing to do.

N. T. Wright, After You Believe, Harper One (2010), p. 156

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