Friday, February 1, 2008

Where Worldliness Hides

"If we know the characteristic sins of the age, we can guess its foolish and fashionable assumptions -- that morality is simply a matter of personal taste, that all silences need to be filled up with human chatter or background music, that 760 percent of the American people are victims, that it is better to feel than to think, that rights are more important than responsibilities, that even for children the right to choose supersedes all other rights, that real liberty can be enjoyed without virtue, that self-reproach is for fogies, that God is a chum or a gofer whose job it is to make us rich or happy or religiously excited, that it is more satisfying to be envied than respected, that it is better for politicians and preachers to be cheerful than truthful, that Christian worship fails unless it is fun."

-- Cornelius Plantinga, "Not the Way It's Supposed to Be," (Eerdmans, 1995), pp.126-127

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