Celia Green Quote

I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should be crucified, saith Society; and somehow everyone suspects (in spite of all arguments to the contrary) that if there is a God, he may be exceptional in some way. So the figure of Christ crucified becomes the figure of the dangerous exceptional alien—suitably defeated. 'Only a suffering God can help', said Bonhoeffer, licking his lips.


Advice to Clever Children (1981)

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I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should ...

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I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should ...

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I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should ...

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I have long had a theory that the popularity of Christianity has always depended on its appeal to the sadism of its adherents. The exceptional should ...