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(1856 - 1915)
|Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.|
- (American editor, publisher and author)
|Jimmy Carter||Some major churches overemphasize the importance of preaching as a means to increase membership and fail to reach out with compassion to their neighbors in need.|
|John Dominic Crossan||Three million years from stone to iron weapons, but three thousand years from iron to atomic weapons. Not bad progress that, for a smart ape from Africa.
Violence is not the inevitability of human nature but only the normalcy of human civilization.
The Christian Bible presents the radicality of a just and nonviolent God repeatedly and relentlessly confronting the normalcy of an unjust and violent civilization.
Peace by Victory (Civilization), Peace by Justice (Post-Civilization), or Peace by Death (Anti-Civilization) - It is in the challenge of human evolution that we are called to Post-Civilization, to imagine it, to create it, and to enjoy it on a transfigured earth.|
- (OD & EMPIRE - Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now)
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