Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I got this email from Rich, David's friend from seminary who pastors a church in Venice, L.A. He was David's best man in our wedding and our dear dear friend even if he is Canadian.
"It's hard to have dialogue if you're not willing to listen to people with different opinions. I think that half the reason republicans and democrats (for example) hate each other and are suspicious of each other is because they don't actually speak sincerely or listen to one another they just caricaturize the opposition and then mock the caricature. The sense of humanity is absent and so dialogue becomes impossible. It doesn't mean you can't disagree with a atheist - even passionately. It's just that there is a big difference between disagreeing with a dignity-endowed human being and disagreeing with an anti-Christian devil of hell (the caricature we usually invent for atheists and the like)... "

(rich with lolly last year)


christina said...

Ohh yeah, that's good. i'd say probably better than mine.

Simone said...

Rich looks more like an atheist than I do. He's got that disregard for rules thing going.