Not sure if this falls under Philosophy or not
Anyway, last night as I was trying to fall asleep I was contemplating the pros & pons of conservativeness & progressiveness, basically different rates of change, the risks of being too fast or too slow. This seems to come up in many areas of life. Do I stay in one house or should I be nomadic? Should I continue dating or should I get married? Should I stick with this job or make a career change? Should I stand firm in what I was taught or reexamine everything from scratch? Should I use “tried & tested” discipline or experiment with the latest pop psychology?
The Hare & the Tortoise come to mind, although in real life it’s not as simple as the story paints it. The Hare zooms along so fast, that it risks stepping on traps or falling off cliffs. The Tortoise probably won’t do either of those, however, it might be hit by a train, as it’s reactions are too slow!
In regards to Christian theology, the position of women, sexual orientation & evolution are examples of areas where Christians have recently had to work out whether to change from a traditional position or not. Is change always good? It certainly has risks, it’s often hard and even costly. And of course there’s universalism, how quickly will Christians change on this issue?