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Who Said That?

"The God of the Genevan reformer [Calvin] was a monster of iniquity. He was so bent on justice that he possessed no conscience. He was so concerned about being respected and glorified that He found in Himself neither glory nor respect for men. When men become servants of such a God, they may be expected to set flame to the faggots piled high about the body of a Servetus or preach the sermon of Jonathan Edwards, `Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.'”

You know the drill!  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches or cheating.  Answer to follow next week.

Reader Comments (23)

Richard Dawkins
January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam M
Robert Schueller?
January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
We recently celebrated a national holiday in this man's memory. I can't for the life of me remember why I know this.
January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClay Smith
Dave Hunt
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZac Wyse
John Adams?
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb
It sounds kind of like Dave Hunt...but almost too extreme even for him.
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen Rapoza
I've heard this one before. It's older, I think. "Flame to the faggots" -- we don't talk that way these days.

I'm going to guess (and guess it is) H. L. Menken.
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I'd guess Thomas Jefferson!
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew C
C.I. Scofield
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
Chuck Smith ;)
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Tritschler
"flame to the faggots", would probably date this earlier than a Dave Hunt etc.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
based upon the hint at the end...MLK?
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpresbyterian_keith
I guess Martin Luther King Jr. as well. I remember reading what I think was a seminary paper written by him in which he wrote that Calvin's God was a monster. I wish people who should know better would not praise the man as an example of a great Christian; they just go along with the rest of the culture and equate good works with being a good Christian. I guess they also just want to claim someone as their own that the rest of the unbelieving world admires. Benny Hinn is closer to being orthodox than MLK. I'm almost certain that my guess is correct.
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Mark Twain? He wasn't a fan of Edwards or Calvin...
January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
I'll go along with Andrew C and say Jefferson as well.
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew W

Twain was no friend of Christianity, to be sure.

But one has to love his unintended Calvinism when it comes to Christian nationizing. When Roosevelt declared that “In God We Trust” should be stricken from the coin, as it “carried the Name of God into improper places,” Twain said he found the motto to be one that is “simple, direct, gracefully phrased; it always sounds well—In God We Trust. I don’t believe it would sound any better if it were true.”
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
It looks like it's from “A Comparison and Evaluation of the
Theology of Luther with That of Calvin”, by Martin Luther King Jr.
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonatello
It's an interesting quote. The author goes on to quote approvingly from Immanuel Kant, that "ought implies can." Good old Kant.
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Chuck Finney?
January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Donato

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