Tuesday, September 20, 2005

God might ruin your life...

God might ruin your life...
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians... pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship. Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

This reminds me of that other famous theologian [Mark Twain] :-) who was quoted as saying:
It’s not the parts of the Bible I don'’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts I do understand.”

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