In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.
What a lonely species we are, searching for signals of life from other galaxies, adopting companion animals, visiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts. In the process, we discover our shared identity.
We embrace two-legged beings, and can warm to four-legged beings, too, but for most people, six legs is pushing it. Most don’t need multi-eyed, antennaed face time.
Hate has no place in the house of God.
I consider fiction a very high-class form of lying. I enjoy and admire it enormously, but I don’t think I’m very good at it.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.
Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Success produces success, just as money produces money.