07/04/2004: Thought for the Day:
Why are some people brought into this world to hobble down Beulah Avenue in grotesquely-twisted bodies and to devote their life's energy to peddling peanuts? Christian thinkers tend to avoid questions like that. They leave the sad dimension of life to the Buddhas and Schopenhauers and Clarence Darrows and Mark Twains. But the tragic dimension of life will not go away. It causes us from a human viewpoint--the only viewpoint us humans have--to question the nature of God. So I was able, at least, to understand why a Tylertown Baptist said to me, "Preacher, the greatest fear I have is when I die and pass over to the other side I'll discover God is the bastard I've sometimes feared him to be."
Len on 07.04.04 @ 08:58 AM CST