Saturday, February 18, 2006

...faith is not the sum of historical proofs...it is so much more...

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"Christianity is not based on a historical truth; rather, it
offers us a (historical) narrative and says: now believe! But
not, believe this narrative with the belief appropriate to a
historical narrative, rather: believe, through thick and thin,
which you can only do as the result of a life. Here you have a
narrative, don't take the same attitude to it as you take to
other historical narratives!
Make a quite different place in your
life for it. - There is nothing paradoxical about that!"
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1937)

...in the final analysis, grounding our faith on objectivity and historicity may be utterly irrelevant...faith in Christ calls for passionate inwardness..."the result of a life..." loving, enduring, suffering...

2 Comments:

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Ryan Lee Sharp said...

Thinking about you. Where you at these days? Penang or KL? See much of Sivin? Hope you're well friend.

Cheers,
Ryan

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger kevin beck said...

Right on. Great quote!

 

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