Friday, May 26, 2006

Interesting Quote

I found a passage is "Les Miserables" that struck me as interesting. It says:

"There are geniuses who, in the fathomless depths of abstraction and pure speculation - situated, so to speak, above all dogmas - present their ideas to God. Their prayer audaciously offers an argument. Their worship questions. This is direct religion, filled with anxiety and repsonsibility for those who would scale it's walls."

A perfect summary of Unitarian Universalism! Except that I would not only limit it to "geniuses", since that implies you need some sort of special learning to get to that state.


Blogger Michael Chermside said...

It reminds me of something I have often seen physicists say, particularly theoretical physicists. There's a sense there that you're not just studying the properties of matter, but actually delving into the mind (or perhaps better stated, the workings) of God.

Not that I've felt this way... (I'm rather non-religious) but I can appreciate how it would be.

7:57 AM, June 01, 2006  

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