… I think to the extent that I would defend my own instincts and my own approach — sometimes I say this to my children when I’m clumsily trying to indoctrinate them in my faith; I say “you are living inside a story, and God is the storyteller.” And again, this is not a thought original to me at all, but God is the storyteller and you are an actor within that story. And the difference is that in this story, God, Christians would say, God himself enters the story: he becomes a character in the play, which is a very difficult thing for a playwright to normally do.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
… Ross Douthat on Narrative and Religion (Ep. 32) – Conversations with Tyler – Medium. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)