Friday, October 3, 2008

God not domesticated

"The God of the Bible repudiates metaphysical compliments, however orthodox, ritual tributes, however splendid, and moral rectitude, however rigorous, when they are set in the context of instrumental religion, offered to a god we hope to domesticate."

Merold Westphal, Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism, page 15.