Wir sollten zweifeln, wo wir uns zu sicher fühlen: An uns selbst

Doug Wilson streicht einen wichtigen Unterschied heraus (hier):

True epistemic humility lets God tell us true things. Faux-humility wants to complicate it.

Not surprisingly, Chesterton makes this point wonderfully.

“Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth: this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert-himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt – the Divine Reason… The old humility was a spur that prevented a man from stopping: not a nail in his boot that prevented him from going on. For the old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts, which might make him work harder. But the new humility makes a man doubtful about his aims, which will make him stop working altogether.”

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