"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

Friday, July 15, 2005

Submitted for your approval...

What Atrios links us to, here.

In light of what I said below, about Niebuhr, Blake, and Shearer, this shouldn't be a surprise at all.

Not to say we can't all be disappointed. But the truth is, all outrage is personal. A gap that grows wider and wider among us as we pursue our post-Enlightenment, post-Romantic, "individualism."

"The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."--Yeats

An ugly fact of 'public' life. One that will only get uglier, as the Internets helps us magnify it.


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