There is always the accusation by some in the agnostic camp that I am closed minded. And there is again the suggestion that I am closed minded towards different views of Christianity, or economics or whatever. Someone just today suggested I have a problem with people that don't agree with me.
I would like to share with you a bit of my history. When I became a Christian on January 1st 85, I went to a radically fundementalist Pentecostal church. I immediatley cut my hair, threw out all my clothes and records and Flanderised myself to ridiculous degree. I became a fire breathing fundegelical. I am the only person I know that read the entire Francis Schaefer complete works collection. I prayed for an hour to two every morning before work started often at 6 am yes I got up at 4am to pray. I read seven chapters of the bible a day, and I listened to the best of the evangelical preachers all day long on my radio at work.
Since that time my views on just about every single thing have changed. I used to believe women shouldn't be allowed to speak in church, gays could be and should be healed or not allowed in church, the bible told us the earth was 7,000 years old, there are no errors or inconsistencies in the bible, people should be submitted to the pastor of the church and the government, poor people were lazy ect.
When I saw an arguement was more convincing than mine I accepted and moved on. Please do not take my passion as closed mindedness, I am anything but. But I passionately believe what I do believe, until someone proves me wrong.