Saturday, November 21, 2009

the more things change...

To think of Christ as the center and norm of all humanity made a certain sense in the Ptolemaic universe, which had the earth at its center. It continued to make sense, however strained, in the Coperican universe, which had the sun at its center. Today, Christocentrism cannot make sense in the Einsteinian universe, which has no center and in which every structure is a dynamic relationality of moving components.
Tom F Driver, quoted in A Heretic's Guide to Eternity, p. 97

Oh, my.

You know, way back when, someone forgot to tell God that the earth actually orbits around the sun.

And Jesus, well, when He said that only He was the way to the Father, well, He just didn't know about molecules and atoms and quarks and stuff.

But we today, well, we're smarter than God. And we know that those statements have to be discarded, because our voices have thundered from on high (though there is no up there, we believe we know).

So, because Einstein was born, God is taking Muslims in to Heaven.

Or something like that.


Anonymous said...

How pathetic.

I haven't even read that book but would bet every dime I have that your characterization of that one quote is so far removed from the context of the book that they might as well be two different stories.

You are like the Fox News of theology.

jazzact13 said...

"I haven't even read that book..."

At which point, all you say drops in credibility.

Anonymous said...

The point is I don't even need to read it to know you are blowing smoke.

And yet once more, you evade and run from having to prove anything.

Well done, grasshopper.