Generous Orthodoxy  

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


For you preachers and theologians out there, take heart from the discussion going on in France. Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says the French people think too much and should roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Alain Finkielkraut, a Parisian philosopher, writer, professor and radio show host, responded as follows: “How absurd to say we should think less! If you have the chance to consecrate your life to thinking, you work all the time, even in your sleep. Thinking requires setbacks, suffering, a lot of sweat.”

Vive la France! Vive la difference! Pensez! (and read Pascal's Pensees while you're at it.)