Book Notes: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu: Unbiblical, Unchristian, Immoral, and Evil


I read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu, and it is one of the most amazing books I have read. I greatly recommend it, whatever your religious beliefs. Desmond Tutu, arch-bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, fought against the apartheid, and is incredibly out-spoken concerning issues of tolerance, oppression, civil and human rights. I want to quote ever single page, but I’m trying to limit myself. Today I’ll be sharing my favourite quotes from the chapter, Unbiblical, Unchristian, Immoral, and Evil:

“We must say to our rulers, especially unjust rulers such as those in this land: “You may be powerful – indeed, very powerful – but you are not God. You are ordinary mortals! God – the God whom we worship – can’t be mocked. You have already lost! You have already lost! Let us say to you nicely, You have already lost; we are inviting you to come and join the winning side. Come! Come and join the winning side. Your cause is unjust. You are defending what is fundamentally indefensible, because it is evil. It is evil without question. It is immoral. It is immoral without question. It is unchristian. Therefore, you will bite the dust! And you will bite the dust comprehensively.!”

And from We Must Turn the Spotlight on Ourselves:

“The first is that all of us must help to develop the culture of tolerance: live and let live. Let us practice the motto: I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Let us learn to agree to disagree. Those who disagree with us are not necessarily enemies; otherwise there would be very few husbands and wives around!”


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