Thursday, August 15, 2013

Too Much of a Gentleman

I like what Will Durant wrote about Pietro Bembo: "He was too much of a gentleman to disturb the consolations of the faithful." Bembo lived from 1470 until 1547. I primarily think Bembo was very sensitive to the spiritual sensibilities of the people of his time. We too need to be sensitive to the various perspectives of our contemporaries.

Friday, February 08, 2013

I Contain Multitudes

Walt Whitman: "Do I contradict myself? Very well then. I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes." I can relate to this. I have acquaintances that believe that unless you have accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour you will burn in hell after you die. I also have acquaintances who are agnostic or atheist. I can accept all unreservedly.