VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A central tenet of Christianity is that all of us are born into sin. Then, as we grow older, we decide that some of our equals sin more than others, and in far worse ways than we do ourselves. We divine the word of God to mean that the acts we don’t like of others — what they eat, how they pray, whom they fall in love with — are an abomination in his sight, as if we can presume to decide in our own way what pleases God, and therefore what acts should be excluded and whom we can judge and damn in his name.
(Eric Lax, THE NEW YORK TIMES)

Please go read the full article. I promise you that it will be ten minutes well spent and that the rest of your week will be more joyous because you have read it.

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VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — 3 Comments

  1. Hear, hear!

    Lax has a book (“Faith, Interrupted”) coming out right after Easter. I’ve put it on my wish list.