I believe that open-mindedness means looking at everything honestly, objectively and subjectively. Not just through the microscope's evidence lens. Being open-minded implies a willingness to consider all sides of an argument, something I think today's atheist can't do.<quoted text>
Since Dave refuses, perhaps you'd like a shot at defining open mindedness, and explaining to us how that applies to you.
We Christians say that we 'know' answers that we cannot possible know yet as they believe fully in the Bible. We take it on faith, on belief.
I'll admit that being open-minded means that I HAVE to admit that the Bible may be wrong, which I have. I've contested the 'omnipotence' part of God that clearly cannot be true.
You agnostic/atheists wait for evidence to become available that makes God a fact, but most of you say you'd accept His existence, but still consider Him evil. You're minds seem to be closed, not to anything, just to God. I've seen a lot of atheists that have spiritual experiences, believe in luck, ego or karma, believe in ghosts or aliens, etc. your minds are closed to God.
Who is really open minded? Being open-minded is the best viewpoint as it allows the truth to shine through, and done times that truth requires no evidence.
Open-mindedness cannot be a framework in which you start with absolute truth and ignore everything that contradicts it.