Hilary for President
Thursday June 21st 2007, 3:08 am
Filed under: Patristics

No, not that Hilary. I mean the fourth-century guy from Poitiers — the Athanasius of the West. My paesan David Scott sent me this quote last week, from Hilary’s protest against one of the Arian emperors:

He does not impale us with his sword. No, he strokes our belly. He does not confiscate our goods, and thereby give us life — he enriches us, that we may die. He does not cast us into dungeons, thereby setting us on the path to freedom — he imprisons us in the honors of his palace. ….He showers priests with honors, so that there will be no good bishops. He builds churches, that he may dismantle the faith.

On the strength of that quote alone, I bought this book.

If this Hilary runs, he’s got my vote.


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