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simplicity and complexity April 2, 2007

Posted by Cobus in theology.

Found this quote a few days ago :

“Simplicity on the near side of complexity is uselss; simplicity on the far side of complexity is priceless”

This really summed up a part of my personal struggle with theology and faith, and with people’s views of theology. Simplicity is great. But if we reach simplicity by ignoring the complexity of life, it’s useless. If we reach simplicity through struggling with the complexities of life, that is priceless. Any thoughts? What’s your initial feeling when you read this quote?



1. aventer - April 2, 2007

Just a small thought.

There can’t be growth if we don’t try to struggle with the complexities. One only learn when one struggles.

2. cobus - April 2, 2007

That’s exactly what we’ve experiences in the journey we had these last few months. Simplicity is beautiful, but that doesn’t mean we need to avoid complexities when they come our way.

3. aventer - April 2, 2007

Complexities also help to give you a better knowledge of the world and its things. It’s easy to hide away in your room everyday and to avoid those things that the Bible tells as evil. It’s hard, but better to face those things with God at your side.

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