Friday, July 31, 2009

Rhetorical Surprise

I recently added this as one of my all-time favorite quotes, albeit a partial one. It is not only the spot-on conviction that I so much appreciate, but that it is couched in the form of a rhetorical surprise. Having said that, I know there are some who will read the first part of this and misunderstand, but oh well. God's peace.

"Without equivocation or hesitation I fully and completely admit that I deny the resurrection of Christ. This is something that anyone who knows me could tell you, and I am not afraid to say it publicly, no matter what some people may think…

"I deny the resurrection of Christ every time I do not serve at the feet of the oppressed, each day that I turn my back on the poor; I deny the resurrection of Christ when I close my ears to the cries of the downtrodden and lend my support to an unjust and corrupt system.

"However there are moments when I affirm that resurrection, few and far between as they are. I affirm it when I stand up for those who are forced to live on their knees, when I speak for those who have had their tongues torn out, when I cry for those who have no more tears left to shed."
- Peter Rollins

1 comment:

  1. Awesome quote, but Reagan Lunn showed you up by doing for our small group in a thick Irish accent.