Wednesday, December 31, 2008

turned upside down

"Clearly, the very foundations of traditional religion have been shaken. Traitors, swindlers, and adulterers enter the Kingdom before the religiously respectable. The depraved prodigal is loved as much as his hardworking brother, who never frolicked in the fleshpots. The heretical Samaritan is presented as a model to the Levitical priesthood. And at the end they all get the same reward. Righteousness seems to be turned upside down." - Brennan, The Wisdom of Tenderness

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