Monday, January 05, 2009

Quotes of the Day

"Based on numerous studies conducted by his research group, George Barna concludes, 'To increasing millions of Americans, God--if we even believe in a supernatural deity--exists for the pleasure of humankind. He resides in the heavenly realm solely for our utility and benefit. Although we are too clever to voice it, we live by the notion that true power is accessed not by looking upward but by turning inward.'"
"As C. FitzSimons Allison has alleged, exchanging the biblical categories of sin and grace for such therapeutic categories as dysfunction and recovery represents 'pastoral cruelty.'"

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