In Pursuit and Defence of a Just and Creative God

Sat, 2005-12-24 07:36Jim Hoggan
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In Pursuit and Defence of a Just and Creative God

This is R.F. Kennedy trolling through waters more commonly – and haplessly – fished by G.W. Bush:

“I don’t believe that nature is God or that we ought to be worshiping it as God, but I do believe that it’s the way that God communicates to us most forcefully. God talks to human beings through many vectors. Through each other, through organized religions, through wise people, and through the great books of those religions. Through art and literature and music and poetry. But nowhere with such force and clarity and detail and texture and grace and joy as through creation.

“We don’t know Michelangelo by reading his biography. We know him by looking at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. And we know our creator best by immersing ourselves in creation. And particularly wilderness, which is the undiluted work of the Creator.”