Monday, July 19, 2004 AD I Knew I Had That Book I'm being a good girl today and starting one of my toughest moving chores: sorting books. (Phase one is yanking the ones I can easily part with. Phase two will be culling what will undoubtedly be the entirely too many that remain. Phases three and following will be progressively more difficult repeats of phase two.) And in the stacks of unshelved and disheveled volumes I found that Schaeffer book, The God Who Is There, in which he addresses "philosophic homosexuality," which I mentioned in a previous post (or in the comments to a previous post...can't remember which, too lazy to look). Here's the passage:
Some forms of homosexuality today are of a similar nature [The previous section is about Henry Miller whose writing Schaeffer describes as "not just pornographic but...a philosophical statement."], in that they are not just homosexuality, but a philosophic expression. One must have understanding for the real homophile's problem. But much modern homosexuality is an expression of the current denial of antithesis. It has led in this case to an obliteration of the distinction between man and woman. So the male and the female as complimentary partners are finished. This is a form of homosexuality which is a part of the movement below the line of despair. But this is not an isolated problem; it is a part of the world-spirit of the generation which surrounds us. It is imperative that Christians realise the conclusions which are being drawn as a result of the death of absolutes.
I've no comment to add except to say that I've never actually made it through an entire book by Schaeffer.... Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7/19/2004 04:16:00 PM
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