Saturday, May 16, 2009

We've Got it All Backwards

'We are not human beings trying to be spiritual, but spiritual beings trying to be human.'
--Jacquelyn Small, a "soul-based" psychologist and author.


At 2:37 PM, Anonymous bookworm said...


It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare . . . . There are no ORDINARY people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.

-C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)

We have all read in scientific books, and indeed, in all romances, the story of the man who has forgotten his name. This man walks about the streets and can see and appreciate everything only he cannot remember who he is. Well, every man is that man in the story. Every man has forgotten who he is . . . . We are all under the same mental calamity; we have all forgotten our names. We have all forgotten what we really are.

-G.K. Chesterton (Orthodoxy)

Thought you might enjoy related ideas from authors you have featured before.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...



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