Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heresy is Boring

I just came across an intriguing quote from British theologian Kenneth Leech:

The rejection of paradox and ambiguity is the characteristic of heretics in all ages. Heresy is one-dimensional, over-simplified, and boring. It is straight-line thinking, preferring a pseudo-clarity to the many sidedness of truth, tidiness to the mess and complexity of reality. Orthodoxy by contrast is rooted in the unknowable.

The author of the article did not cite the source for this quote. Feel free to share that info if you know the source.

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