Friday, June 20, 2008

A new favorite quote

I don't often quote evangelical ministers (at least not positively), but I ran across this today: "Tony Campolo [a progressive Evangelical] once said that mixing politics and religion is like mixing horse manure and ice cream. You don’t hurt the manure, but the ice cream gets pretty messed up. No matter how much ice cream you toss into the mixture, the manure wins." [There are a number of slight variations I found on this quote, but everyone seems to attribute it to Tony Campolo.]

Its one of those great quotes that can be modified in so many ways - in fact, substituting almost any word in place of "religion" works quite well. "Mixing politics and economics", "mixing politics and science", etc.


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