Saturday, August 21, 2004

Truth-seekers and Scripture

On Clifton Healy's blog (I'm finally getting around to, um, getting around), he has an excellent collection of quotes, including this one from C. S. Lewis: "Odd the way the less the Bible is read, the more it is translated."

It reminds me of a quote I've heard attributed to Mark Twain but never seen in print. "The parts of the Bible I don't understand don't give me nearly as many problems as the parts that I do."

I hope Twain really did say that, because it's lovable, gritty and surprising in its honesty -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from him. Hey, maybe we could've made a convert out of him. He only had a problem with organized religion, after all. ;-)


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