Thursday, January 12, 2012

Formulas and rules

“Readers who approach Genesis hoping to gain a formula, rule, or paradigm to help them handle anger will be disappointed. However, it is not apparent that rules are what one should be looking for in the first place. Rules and formulas work very well in science, but they are at best half-truths in a complex and imperfect world containing a plurality of conflicting goods.”—From Fratricide to Forgiveness, page 132

<idle musing>
What? You mean I can't just get out my checklist? You mean I have to actually listen to God? What kind of religion is this, anyway?! Oh, one where God does the leading and I follow! Now I get it—and prefer it. Don't you?
</idle musing>

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