Too many people in our day think with their feelings. “Feeling-speak” is so pervasive in our culture that the vast majority of us talk about what we think in terms of what we feel. For example, one might say “I feel that Christianity is true” rather than “I think Christianity is true.” Feelings are wholly subjective and have no truth value – they cannot be true or false. They just describe our psychological dispositions. Thoughts, however, do have truth value. They purport to describe reality, and the description is either true or false.
Since our ideas and beliefs have truth value, let’s be intentional about speaking in terms of what we think rather than what we feel.