Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The State of Things

When I read this quote from Marilynne Robinson, I laughed out loud because it is so true.

You want evidence for the depravity of man. . . check out history.
So human life is full of the potential manifest in the gifts God has given us, and full of our inevitable falling short. This is a very dynamic understanding of the self. I find no difficulty in accepting both of its terms as true. Pressed for evidence, I would point to the history of civilization and the present state of the world

--Marilynne Robinson

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