How times have changed… “And you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone”

Bob Dylan hit the nail on the head with his 1964 tune, “The Times They Are a-Changin'” and that, along with his other fantastic rad-hippie tunes, is probably why Dylan still makes headlines today.

Oh, so vintage…

Last night I pulled out a book I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. Luckily it’s on the web so I don’t have to type out the lengthy quote that caught my eye. It certainly illustrates how times have changed.

I’ve color inverted the juiciest part.

Click on this screenshot to read more easily in full-size.

To me, it seems the Christian Latourette is saying that all non-Christian religions are flawed at their core as are the social systems that arose from those “imperfect” and “clouded” sources.

Can you imagine a leading university professor saying that today! Not only would he or she be fired but probably charged with some kind of “abuse.” The backlash would be incredible.

But back in 1953, this work was hailed as a classic. Latourette himself wrote that he hoped it would be used as a “textbook” among other things.


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