Friday, October 15, 2004 +

Notes 45

How can truth be without love?

Is there good outside of Christianity? If yes, acknowledge that Christianity is not all. If no, show that apparent good is not good, or is -- in so far as it is good -- Christian.

Objective truth. True for everybody. Define "for."

Religious truth. If you don't believe, you'll be punished for not believing. But faith is a gift, and, I suspect, we are not all equally gifted.

"God doesn't make junk." Perhaps, but: "It repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them."

We are salt and leaven. Let there not be too much of us.