Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Dolce far niente

I am reminded of Edmund Burke's famous dictum;
'For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing'

The White Stone Name Seeker compares the situation in England and Wales over the Church and the recent bill to the Church of first-century Laodicea, where, she surmises, it was precisely this laziness that God condemned in the Apocalypse.

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. ¶ “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. (RSV)

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