Saturday, February 11, 2006


Clayton Emmer, fellow Act One alum, posted this Flannery O'Connor quote, which is just so apropos to the day, I had to steal it.

"Ignorance is excusable when it is borne like a cross, but when it is wielded like an ax, and with moral indignation, then it becomes something else indeed. We reflect the Church in everything we do, and those who can see clearly that our judgment is false in matters of art cannot be blamed for suspecting our judgment in matters of religion."

Just Flannery's thoughts.



Anonymous said...

Dovetails perfectly with an axiom I've encountered in SF fandom:

"It's gotta be good. The Christians are denouncing it."

Anonymous said...

Flannery's thoughts, as quoted above, actually echo those of St. Augustine.

Gaffney said...

That Augustine rapscallion was one smart dude. Of course, if any of the modern church actually read "Confessions," they would be totally scandalized. Guess this is one place where ignorance works in favor of the saint...