Saturday, March 29, 2008

Garrison Keillor Wavering on Faith

I found this interesting, at least partly beacuse of it's source. It's tone is pretty mild, as you would expect from him, but one passage in particular rang true....

Skepticism is a stimulant, not to be repressed. It is an antidote to smugness and the great glow of satisfaction one gains from being right. You know the self-righteous -- I've been one myself -- the little extra topspin they put on the truth, their ostentatious modesty, the pleasure they take in being beautifully modulated and cool and correct when others are falling apart. Jesus was rougher on those people than He was on the adulterers and prostitutes.

I'll have to check back with him and see how it goes.

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