Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quotes of the day

Christopher Hitchens:
Wilson isn't one of those evasive Christians who mumble apologetically about how some of the Bible stories are really just "metaphors." He is willing to maintain very staunchly that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and that his sacrifice redeems our state of sin, which in turn is the outcome of our rebellion against God. He doesn't waffle when asked why God allows so much evil and suffering—of course he "allows" it since it is the inescapable state of rebellious sinners. I much prefer this sincerity to the vague and Python-esque witterings of the interfaith and ecumenical groups who barely respect their own traditions and who look upon faith as just another word for community organizing. (Incidentally, just when is President Barack Obama going to decide which church he attends?)


I also liked this passage:
I have come to the conclusion that this has something to do with the justly famed tradition of Southern hospitality: You can't very easily invite somebody to your church and then to supper and inform him that he's marked for perdition.

1 comment:

Robbo said...

That's mighty big of you, Hitch.

C.S. Lewis took apart milk-sop faith in his Mere Christianity, saying that when you understand what Jesus actually said and did in teh Gospels, either you must conclude He really was who He said He was, or else you must conclude that He was a raving lunatic.

 
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