Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Jewish Heretic

I like this epithet as applied to Jesus.

Jewishness appeals to me because a religion that ends in 'ish' has a suitably modest opinion of itself.

To be out of step, as a heretic must, with something so ill-defined as to end in 'ish' in the first place, makes the man from Nazareth all the more attractive to those of us who have never found it easy to nail our colours to a particular doctrinal mast.

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