Thought for the Day

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Beware of reading the doctrines of heretics for they, more than anything else, can equip the spirit of blasphemy against you.

—Isaac of Syria

This is true whether the book is fiction or non fiction. Faith is enough of a struggle without wallowing in that which makes us doubt all the more. This isn’t, by the by, anti-intellectualism. Indeed, it’s intellectualism. Read what tells you about the subject, not something from an author whose primary goal is to debase the subject. People can be wrong about God… that’s fine, we all are. But, a heretic… they are anti-intellectual with a bent for division and confusion. Their goal is precisely, and often stated, to destroy the church and destroy the waning faith of those questioning.

And they’re bad for the soul.

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