29 January 2008

QotD for 29 Jan., 2008

In honor of the (apparent) departure of the Rev. Matt Kennedy from the Episcopal Church, I offer the following...

Orthodoxy is, in the Church, very much what prejudice is in the single mind. It is the premature conceit of certainty. It is the treatment of the imperfect as if it were the perfect. --- Bp. Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893, noted U.S. clergyman and author, and former Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts.

4 comments:

pj said...

Excellent quote. Applicable in all sorts of places.

Grandmère Mimi said...

David, OT, but how do I temporarily disable comments while I am away? I see how to do it post by post, but I don't see a way to disable the comments to all of them.

On topic, I think Bp. Brooks' quote is right on the money.

Doorman-Priest said...

Why would anyone want to go and join a loser outfit?

Tobias Haller said...

True believers are always attracted to the possibility of losing all for the sake of that in which they believe.