Friday, April 28, 2006

Another Champion of the Bored Gods

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Anne has been called away on a goat emergency. Here's a substitute orator:

"I know there are millions of people in the world who derive consolation in their times of trouble and solace in times of distress from the Bible. I would be pretty near the last man in the world to do anything or take any action to take it away. I feel just exactly the same toward the religious creed of every human being who lives. If anybody finds anything in this life that brings them consolation and health and happiness I think they ought to have it whatever they get. I haven't any fault to find with them at all."

Clarence Darrow, July 13, 1925 at the Scopes "Monkey Trial."


1 comment:

Glocal Compassionary said...

I understand that there are people who would find peace in the Word of God. but I'll be quite honest with you, Jesus Himself said that if you are going to follow Him, then you are going to be hated and persecuted. I wonder what the thoughts of all the Christians around the world who are being martyred for their faith are thinking right before they die? perhaps it's not the bible, but actually God who gives them that peace...just a thought.