Monday, December 17, 2007

Garrison Keillor on the Nativity

Great quote from Garrison Keillor from a recent column on discussions on the Nativity in New York City. Read the entire thing here. Sounding a bit like Paul as he wrote on the importance of the resurrection, Keillor says this about the birth of the Saviour:
"This magical story is a cornerstone of the Christian faith and I am sorry if it's a big hurdle for the skeptical young. It is to the Church what his Kryptonian heritage was to Clark Kent -- it enables us to stop speeding locomotives and leap tall buildings at a single bound, and also to love our neighbors as ourselves. Without the Nativity, we become a sort of lecture series and coffee club, with not very good coffee and sort of aimless lectures."

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