Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I can't resist ...

Attention to matters closer to home and closer to my heart prevent me from being as attentive to this my otherwise daily contact with the outside world as I would like to be. While shaving, however, I saw this from the inimitable Diogenes, and I couldn't resist sharing it with you. It's not the height of Christian charity, but there is a barb of truth in it for all of us:
Whenever a liberal is driven to quote the Bible the way the orthodox do -- i.e., as a reliable communication of God's will that must direct our conduct, as opposed to an impressionistic portrait of ancient Palestine's experience of the experience of the experience of God -- you know he's got his back to the wall.
I know this from personal experience. I inhaled the liberalism of our age for most of my adult life, and I have lately had my back to the wall. I realize only too well how the latter can cure the former of its vacuity.

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