Beware of God

"Beware of God" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Beware of God” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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I’ve always loved this Annie Dillard quote:

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.”

That pretty well sums it up.

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1 Response

  1. Bernardo says:

    Here today. Gone tomorrow. And no god to change this.

    Death’s Debt is Paid in
    Full
    “Death’s debt is then and there
    Paid down by dying men;
    But it is a promise bare
    That they shall rise again. ”

    Al-Ma’arri
    , born AD 973 /, died AD 1058 / .

    Al-Ma’arri was a blind Arab philosopher, poet and writer.[1][2] He was a controversial rationalist of his time, attacking the dogmas of religion and rejecting the claim that Islam possessed any monopoly on truth.”

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