Monday, September 27, 2010

Heaven for Climate...

...hell for society.  This is an oldie but still worth the trouble:
The pagan Radbod had already immersed one of his royal legs in the baptismal font, when a thought struck him--"where are my dead forefathers at present?"   "In  hell, with all other unbelievers," was the imprudent answer.  "Mighty well," replied Radbod, removing his leg, "then will I rather feast with my ancestors in the halls of Woden, than dwell with your little starveling band of Christians in heaven."

--WH Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic v. 1 p. 27 (Everyman ed. 1906)

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