Three Dollars Worth of God

No comments of my own today. Everything’s borrowed.

I wrote a post yesterday called “Intellectual Honesty and Throwing Up.” I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth posting, needs editing, or just needs to be thrown out.

For today, though, Voice of the Martyrs quoted Wilbur Rees as saying:

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant. I want ecstasy, not transformation. I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth. I  want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.

I looked that up on the internet, and Wilbur Rees’ daughter commented on a blog (the one about to be quoted) that her father wrote that in a book titled $3.00 worth of God. (Available from Amazon only used and only very expensive; must be popular and out of print.)

When I looked the quote up, I found this comment on this blog:

It has been said that too many Americans have been inoculated with a slight case of Christianity that is preventing them from getting the real thing.

One of the people who has said that is Keith Green, who once put out a tract on “Gospel inoculations.”

‘Nuff said …

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I am a church historian and pastor, but I do occasionally play APBA baseball for fun.
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1 Response to Three Dollars Worth of God

  1. lanny says:

    I like what you wrote, and your point here, thanks!

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