Thursday, January 03, 2008


"People who purport to be God's messenger on earth are a danger to politics.”Lord David Steel, Lib Dem politician and member of the Church of Scotland, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme at the end of 2007.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Sovereign One. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."Isaiah 55.8-9

"When I feed the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."Helder Camara, late Archbishop of Recife, Brazil

This from a few years ago: Keeping the wrong kind of religion out of politics. (At some point this year I will transfer pre-2006 Ekklesia columns from the old site, which still exists as an archive, to the new one, which was launched earlier last year.)

1 comment:

Jane said...

Happy New Year Simon. Keep up the great work. Really like the David Steele quote. Thought you would like to know that there's an interview with René girard in this week's Réforme - I don't have a sub for Réforme at the moment but when I do I'll try and send it to you.