Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From Wherefore, Ye Must Press Forward (1977), 26-27:
There is so much that the Church stands for that will, more and more, be confronted by and coexist with evil—cheek by jowl, wheat by tares—until the end comes. Our time will become a calendar of contrasts in which the forces of evil will not only attack righteousness, but will do so with an ersatz enthusiasm and plastic nobility as they do the devil's work. By relentless pressure the adversary will seek to pull all he can into his "outer darkness" forever. It is so like him to direct our attention away from our gravest dangers. Can't you just about hear the preachments against prudery in Sodom and Gomorrah?