Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Derrick on the irrelevance of the Christian faith

"So, by evasion and pretence, people are enabled to forget their real condition; and in view of its inherent despair, we can understand their anxiety to do so.  A Faith for which so many were once prepared to live and die (and even to kill) thus comes to seem like an irrelevance, a thing of no particular interest one way or another.  It is about our real condition:  it never set out to be about our pretend-condition."

Christopher Derrick, That strange divine sea:  reflections on being a Catholic (San Francisco, CA:  Ignatius Press, 1983), 52.

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