Michael Coren, the iconclast, UK-born and raised radio host, Tibor swimmer, Lewis biographer, and Canadian Newspaper columnist on Jack. (HT: My favourite S-I-L, MM)
A startling logician, he reversed the equation offered by the secular world, that it is the thoughtless who become Christians, the thoughtful who reject it. “There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try to make the Christian hope of Heaven ridiculous by saying they do not want to spend eternity playing harps. The answer to such people is that if they cannot understand books written for grown-ups, they should not talk about them. All the scriptural imagery (harps, crowns, gold, etc.) is, of course, a mere symbolical attempt to express the inexpressible. People who take these symbols literally might as well think that when Christ told us to be like doves, He meant that we were to lay eggs.”
Read the entire Coren column.