“People are complicated”

“I’ve known any number of people who simply have no idea how to reconcile the different parts of themselves and are past trying. Racists who will give a black man the shirt off their backs because it’s their Christian duty and still call him “boy”. Catholics who are upstanding members of their parish and who speak bitterly of their hatred of God, but who still do their sacramental duties and perform works of mercy. People who do all they know how to do to love God and who hate their neighbor with an abiding passion. Atheists who weep with longing for God at Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Oskar Schindler, life-saving dirtbag. Simon Peter, Heroic Coward. People are complicated and never cease to amaze me with their contradictions.” — Greydanus on Ebert, by Shea

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One Reply to ““People are complicated””

  1. … Calling someone “boy,” the same way that every guy younger than yourself was when my folks were young in the North West, is equivalent to HATING GOD, betraying JESUS CHRIST and saving lives so you can make money off the Nazis?

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