Quote of the week – Annie Dillard

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping God may wake someday and take offense, or the waking God may draw us out to where we can never return.”



Annie Dillard,

Teaching a Stone to Talk

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2 comments

MikeFJuly 16, 2007 - 2:29 am

Absolutely! What a wonderful quote that is… thank you for the reminder! I love Annie Dillard’s books, though I think Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is probably my favourite…

John santicJuly 16, 2007 - 8:27 am

Thanks for the heads up about Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I’ll pick it up once I finish this one…

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