Friday, September 18, 2009

My Favorite Quote of All Time

Jesus is particularly stimulating to me, since he noticed what I can’t help noticing, that life is so hard most people are losers or feel like losers, so that a skill essential to most of us, if we are to retain some shred of dignity, is to show grace in defeat. That to me is the lesson he taught while up on the cross, whether he was God or not. And he was neither the first nor the last human being, if that is what he was, to teach that while in unbelievable agony.

As for the preaching of formal Christianity, I am all for it. What I can’t stand are sermons which say that to believe in the divinity of Jesus is a way to win.


--Kurt Vonnegut

2 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

That gives me a lot to think about.

Fishwhiskers said...

Kurt Vonnegut rocks :) Read most of his stuff xx