Alan Wolfe, sociologist:
"Evangelicalism’s popularity is due as much to its populistic and democratic urges—its determination to find out exactly what believers want and to offer it to them—as it is to certainties of the faith…The term ‘sanctuary’ is shunned by one church because of its ‘strong religious connotations.’ And more attention is paid to finding plenty of free parking and babysitting than to the proper interpretation of passages of Scripture."
Yes, this it what my blog comes down to, a least for a few more weeks: Some lame-o quotes, at best. I'm barely reading the papers or watching news or reading blogs, so I can't even give you remastications of regurgitations of commentaries on stories. I'm kind of busy. (What do you want to hear about, my private life? Fuck you!)
"I have never understood why the injection area of the skin is wiped with an alcohol swab prior to execution by lethal injection."--Anonymous
"Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions."—Isaiah Berlin
"Time that I enjoy wasting is not wasted time"--T.S.Eliot
Noel Coward, on being told a particularly stupid acquaintance had blown his brains out: "He must have been an incredibly good shot." ...and on having lunch with the Queen (Elizabeth, not some male acquaintance): "It isn't that I have a basic urge to tell disgusting jokes and say 'fuck' every five minutes, but I'm conscious of a faint resentment that I couldn't if I wanted to."
I'll be back in my own write (sorry, John Lennon) before long. And then...oh, just watch out!