Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

God’s Indifference…

“I often tell my students that if I weren’t a Christian, raised in the Reformed tradition, I would probably be a Jew, and if I weren’t a Jew, I’d be a Buddhist. These three traditions engage me by the power of their stories, the seriousness with which they engage the meaning of suffering, and their strange, even fierce, attitude toward God. The people of these faiths, formed by mountains, desert and tough terrain, celebrate, oddly enough, a sense of God’s indifference to the assorted hand-wringing anxieties of human life.”

Belden Lane


One response to “God’s Indifference…

  1. A August 29, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    This resonates with me. I am a Christian and will always be so, but I agree with Belden’s sentiments here, and for the very same reasons he gives. Thanks for posting this.

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