The Sistine Chapel, “Creation of Adam,” Fresco, Michelangelo, circa 1511
Did God create humankind or did humankind create God?
WHOEVER wishes to become a truly moral human being must first divorce himself from all the prohibitions, crimes, and hypocrisies of the Christian church. If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of him.
The Fire Next Time
Random House, 1995
© 1962, 1963 by James Baldwin
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