“The Weight” by William Rivers Pitt

The Weight.

William Pitt is a writer I have followed for several years now. This column appeared today on truth-out.org. Worth a read.

“I am a Christian. I make no apologies for it. I’m not sure if I believe that Jesus turned that water into wine, or if He raised up Lazarus, or even if He rose from the dead. That all sounds like a lot of magic nonsense from two thousand years ago when you think about it, which is why they call it The Mystery of Faith.

But I believe that I am my brother’s keeper, that I should worship without bragging about it, that the poor will God-damned-right inherit the Earth, and that what you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me. I believe that the first four books of the New Testament are a wonderful blueprint for being a decent person on this planet, and that’s what I live by, as best I can.”


4 Comments on ““The Weight” by William Rivers Pitt”

  1. Tamyra says:

    truth, indeed

  2. […] the left of Eleanor Roosevelt. And mind you, that’s from my friends. About eight years ago William Pitt, one of my favorite political writers, wrote a blog post called “I Hate […]

  3. […] cited him here several times, here and here and here. This is so powerful I will post it […]

  4. […] I’ve cited Will on this blog many, many times. Here and here and here and here. […]


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