Thursday, December 23, 2010

Soskice, looking back

"Looking back on it, I had very condescending attitudes towards religious believers.  I assumed that they were all people who needed some kind of emotional or social crutch and couldn't manage on their ownwhich is, of course, precisely true.  What changes when you become religious is that you realise you're one of those people. . . ."

Janet Martin Soskice, in an interview with Rupert Shortt.  God's advocates:  Christian thinkiers in conversation (Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans, 2005), 24-25.