Friday, May 25, 2007

I find divinity through literature

Outside of literature, everything people say about "God" is conjecture, guesswork, speculation, and opinion. Which I'm not saying is good or bad, but rather that all that is deracinated. God, at root, is a literary invention, a character that, as billions of people testify, is something we can relate to, as mystery, revelation, light, love, true knowledge, and so on. It is not easy to relate to the character of God. Yet, somehow, we do, don't we.
I find divinity through literature, and I find divinity in the relations between literature and the rest of the anchors of the Humanities — languages, history, the arts, and philosophy. The reason I think myself a Christian is, everything else aside, I simply care more about The Bible and the character of Christ more than I do any other sacred book or character. These relate to my life more than the Koran, various Buddhist texts, or anything else. The idea of God, as dramatized in The Bible, and of Christ, are important ways I relate the other anchors of the Humanities together; as a kind of edifying glue, or touchstone, or, in a sense, a compass. Labels: , , , Thursday, May 24, 2007 Am I a Christian? posted by MD

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