i have this quote by socrates on the bulletin board above my desk: ‘great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.’ (and of course integral minds discuss all three…) looking up at this quote just now, it makes me think of americanized christianity in that most of its focus is on whether a particular person (jesus) existed and events that may or may not have occurred surrounding that person. in my own experience with other christians, i have seen relatively little exchange of ideas and meaning behind the person or events. it occurs to me also that gnosticism is a rare place where important ideas within christianity are actually discussed and not taken as literal givens.
i’m not saying i have a great mind, but would like to think that it’s above average. 🙂