In the words of Lao Tzu, 5th century BCE:
“Those who know, do not preach. Does who preach, do not know…”
Does this phrase transcend the test of time and still ring true today?
“It is preaching about not preaching, and therefore moronic at best.”
Lao Tzu didn’t create a rigid set of doctrines, and merely suggested to his students to go out into the world and find their own path in life.
“Really? That’s like letting kids loose in a library without teaching them literary theory or any critical thinking skills. They may read a book, but they will not be educated.”
Preaching is not the same as teaching, whereas preaching doesn’t allow for critical thinking. Your concept of the Judeo-Christianity would be a representation of this through your other answers. As a Christian, you certainly don’t use critical thinking to doubt the divinity of Jesus.
As for Lao Tzu, his philosophy was a reaction to the rigid teachings of Confucious. His entire point was to serve as an opposition to the analetical methods of Confucianism.