Wednesday, September 24, 2008

hoisting oneself

Try these two quotes on for size, both from the same person.

The first is found here (warning: may expose you to Palin Derangement Syndrome).

A call to arms

When I got home from church, I drank a bunch of water to metabolize the Dove bar and called my Jesuit friend, who I know hates these people, too. I asked, "Don't you think God finds these smug egomaniacs morally repellent? Recoils from their smugness as from hot flame?"

And he said, "Absolutely. They are everything He or She hates in a Christian."

The context shows that "these people" are the Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

And no comment on the Jesuit's inability to decide what God is. These are, after all, progressives.

The second quote comes from this source.

Anne Lamott

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." (Traveling Mercies; although on page 22 of Bird by Bird she attributes this quote to "my priest friend Tom")

The irony here is great.

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