Sunday, March 25, 2007

St. Augustine

"It is sin he condemns, not people", from Pontifications, is a selection from some work of St. Augustine concerning the whole "hate the sin, love the sinner" idea that you hear about on occasion, or perhaps that you see the occasional rally against(Tuesdays and Thursdays in free speech alley for LSU students, for example).
The only problem with this passage is that it is from Augustine, thus the people who need to hear this sort of message the most, associating him with the Catholic Church, would immediately dismiss it as rubbish. Of course, they'd likely find leave to dimiss it no matter who the speaker was, but that's beside the point.
Have a great week!


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