Thursday, October 02, 2014

What We Mean By That Word

No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only.  Whatever its symbol -- cross or crescent or whatever -- that symbol is s reminder of his duty inside the human race.

-- William Faulkner (1897-1962), American novelist and poet, 1949 Nobel laureate in literature, The Paris Review interview (1956) with Jean Stein

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