Barbara's Random Thoughts

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Quote of the day

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
--Charlotte Bronte

I love this quote. It's so, so true. Too many times, we confuse the appearance of faith with its reality. And we so easily get defensive at any sort of criticism of Christianity, when it's only the appearance of faith that is being criticized. And she says it so much better than I am, so just go back and read the quote again.

Quote mined from this entry on Charlotte Bronte.
| posted by Barbara | 11:53 PM