Monday, 27 April 2009

Natural Selection

Some memes survive long enough to be passed on.

1. Hell and Hope.
2. The alien-ness kingdom of God. It is certainly not natural.
3. Quotes about the Holocaust. I especially like this one.
No statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of burning children. - Rabbi Irving Greenberg

The Holocaust is still in living memory. I think that Greenberg is right to insist that we remember the genuine needs of our world, and to refrain from superlatives and hyperbole. In the past fortnight I've heard people say, "This time, you're dancing for your life." or "You're cooking for your life." It's humbling and embarrassing to imagine even thinking those ideas in the context of Greenberg's statement.
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