"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Continuing Unscientific Postscript

Following up unexpectedly on the post below, a pastoral colleaque sends me an e-mail (he's been sending them through Lent, to a lot of people), that tells me that he "caught a promo of a news item" about "a candle maker who was selling scented candles with the essence or smell of Jesus." Obviously: "One can not help but wonder what smell he put into the candle that is from Jesus," and, as my colleaque points out: "it sounds--at least on the surface--that there is one more person trying to get rich off Jesus. It sounds as if one more person forgot the lesson of the money changers in the temple. Prayerfully, we won't be among those who ... forget."

There is always a bottom, and at the bottom, someone with a shovel.


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