Tuesday 31 January 2006

What the hell?

Over at Connexions, there is a provocative list of Ten Propositions on Hell, supported by quotes from Dante, Milton, Barth and Balthasar. The Balthasar quote is one that I have often pondered: “I can speak of hell only in relation to myself, precisely because I can never imagine the possible damnation of another as more likely than my own.”

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

The Balthasar quote reminds me somewhat of a saying from the Desert Fathers:

Abbot John used to say: We have thrown down a light burden, which is the reprehending of our own selves, and we have chosen instead to bear a heavy burden, by justifying our own selves and condemning others.

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