Quote from CKB for April Fool’s Day


C.K. Barrett had a rapier sharp wit, when he chose to use it. Here is a quote that seemed appropriate for today, though Barrett is being perfectly serious (or as he would say ‘in deadly earnest’) in this quote from one of his sermons—-

Humans may have descended from monkeys, but they certainly have climbed higher
up the tree of life than they have. We learn of some of the things that humans have
lost in the course of the ages which some of the animals possess—but do you want
them? An appendix that would digest grass, a tail to swing from trees? Would you like
them in exchange for your brain, or your fingers and thumbs? In exchange for your
immortal longings?

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