[省思] Steve Jobs and Christianity

In the starting pages of the recently-released biography of Steve Jobs, there is an intriguing (yet saddening) passage on Jobs’ early interaction with Christianity:

Even though they were not fervent about their faith, Jobs’s parents wanted him to have a religious upbringing, so they took him to the Lutheran church most Sundays. That came to an end when he was thirteen. In July 1968 Life magazine published a shocking cover showing a pair of starving children in Biafra. Jobs took it to Sunday school and confronted the church’s pastor. “If I raise my finger, will God know which one I’m going to raise even before I do it?” The pastor answered, “Yes, God knows everything.” Jobs then pulled out the Life cover and asked, “Well, does God know about this…

I wonder if the situation would change had the Sunday school teacher been trained to think through God’s middle knowledge. But IMO, the biggest issue about the Sunday school teacher is the lack of empathy.

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