Saturday, November 21, 2009

Substituting Sentimentality

Today, one often finds Christian charity transmogrified into what John Senior called "ridiculous amiability." Senior argued that such see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil cheerfulness was "an adjunct of tourism, in which well-meaning sentimentalists, sometimes vaguely Christian, confuse the will with the intellect and therefore 'ecumenism' with syncretism. They think that because we must love our enemies, everyone is our friend."

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