“Because we live in the world, and we know that everything stinks”

December 8, 2014

The following is the speech I made reference to in yesterday’s sermon—Jerry Seinfeld accepting his honorary Clio award. Profoundly good, if misanthropic. While everything in the world doesn’t stink—and I’m sure he’s employing hyperbole—everything in our world that human beings touch is tainted by sin. And that does stink. As Solzhenitsyn said (which I quoted in the sermon), “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”

2 Responses to ““Because we live in the world, and we know that everything stinks””

  1. Paul Says:

    I live a tremendous wonderful world designed by a loving God. Sorry about yours.

    • brentwhite Says:

      Why the sarcasm?

      Regardless, do you disagree that it’s a world in which things are not as they should be? A world in which evil so often has the last word? A world in need of redemption, as St. Paul describes in Romans 8—”all creation is groaning,” etc.?


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