Capon: Pretty Well Switched Off

“The Christian mind has lo, these many years been pretty well switched off as far as ordinary life is concerned. It has taken what was available without asking any questions. Of course, in religion and morals it tried to do its own cooking; but across the rest of life – schooling, housing, marrying, working, playing, spending – it has been content to buy whatever packaged mixes were available on the shelves of the secular idea market.

The result is that Christians, who would like to think they were different, have only succeeded in making themselves indistinguishable. They, who would like to hope they had the answers, have only the same questions as the rest of the world.”

– Robert Farrar Capon, Bed and Board (p. 33)


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