Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Some quotes from September 2005 Christianity Today

ON FRIENDSHIP....

God is our chief friend--Thomas Aquinas

In every generation (wisdom) passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God and prophets--Wisdom of Solomon 7:27b

Friendship is realized by sharing a table--Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel

An enemy is a friend wating to be made, that is the only hope for this conflict ridden world--Desmond Tutu

ON SUFFERING--

God weeps with us so that we may someday laugh with him--Jurgen Moltmann

Easter is the beginning of the laughter of the redeemed...God's protest against death--Jurgen Moltmann

FROM THE NEWS--

They have been so nice. I would hate to break it to them that I really prefer Neitzche to the Bible--Eric Rudolph in response to "good people, mostly born again Christians looking to save my soul"

Terrorism is irrational. There is no clash of civilizations, only small groups of fanatics. So the dialogue between religions which have Abraham as a father is important. We must ask God to reinforce this...and hope that it will be much stronger than violence.--The Pope

2 comments:

Oricon Ailin said...

Hmmm...very interesting!

I like the new look too!

Kim Traynor said...

The Eric Rudolph quote is interesting. The common misconception is that clinic bombers are all Christian fundamentalists, but I don't believe anyone bombs an abortion clinic for spiritual reasons, whether they are honest about it or not.