Monday, June 21, 2004

Certainties and Sympathies

I've been browsing through Credo, a collection of some of the inspiring words of William Sloane Coffin. I came across this quote tonight. I'm not going to offer any comment on it, as I think it speaks quite well for itself;

There are those who prefer certainty to truth, those in church who put the purity of dogma ahead of the integrity of love. And what distortion of the gospel it is to have limited sympathies and unlimited certainties, when the reverse - to have limited certainties and unlimited sympathies - is not only more tolerant but far more Christian.

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