Sunday, May 22, 2011

Not with a bang, but a whimper

The whole development of Christianity and Christian belief may productively be viewed as an extended exercise in dissonance reduction. From Deane Galbraith

All we need to know is that we have been thrust into a world where people are tortured, starved, and suffering, and we have the capacity to relieve their anguish: one by one. From Lawrence Hoffman

My son phoned me from Winnipeg. I picked up the phone.
- Hello
- Oh - you still there? I guess it didn't happen then. 
- ha, ha 
- If anyone was going to be taken, it would have been you
- I am just as glad to have been left behind. Would you like to talk to your mother?