04 April 2007

QotD for 4 April, 2007

"A literalist interpretation of Scripture tells us that God is a rock that sent a bird to cause a virgin to give birth to a loaf of bread. And this is supposed to be an improvement on obtaining a chiseled code of conduct from a flaming shrubbery in a cloud. If a literal understanding is all that is required for faith, then I'm a yellow ducky."

--- Rabbi Ben Sylva


[via the Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton]

5 comments:

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Love it, David!

And thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on my blog. I really appreciate your insights, and all the support you give.

Cheers,
Doxy

David said...

You're very welcome.

And like I've said before, you've really been on a roll over at Fr. Jake's, etc... Your comments are always a pleasure to read :)

Grandmère Mimi said...

David, Rabbi Sylva is a wise man.

Monk-in-Training said...

Wow,
What a great quote, mind if I snag it and use it on my blog? It is so patently obvious!

Br. T

David said...

Sure, help yourself :)