Monday, February 06, 2006


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"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Dr. Mike Kear said...

That's a great quote.

I watched a documentary about Bonhoeffer last night on PBS. He was a passionate and complicated Christian. I have vacillated between elevating Bonhoeffer to sainthood for this teachings and martyrdom, and criticizing his decision to participate in the plot against Hitler. All I really know is that I am glad that it was not me who was placed in such a position and had to make such a choice.

I've read a good deal of his writings over the years. My favorites are Letters and Papers from Prison and Discipleship. Right now I am re-reading (for the 4th time) his little book Life Together, which is about living in Christian community.

Constantine said...

Bonhoeffer was a stud. Great (scary too!) quote Mi Amiga.

As for me, I think his participation in the plot to off Hitler was completely justified. I would have been all for it.

madcapmum said...

Here here. I'm with Constantine on that one.

voixdange said...

I was thinking of the quote in relation to the Bush administration and Christians who refuse to accept the truth about it regardless of what evidence comes to light.

I saw the tail end of the PBS documentary as well, Dr. Kear. I am a commited pacifist, but I also try not to judge. Perhaps the plot was discovered because God did not want a righteous man to die with blood on his hands in that manner.