Wednesday, April 03, 2013

"Then and now"

This little verse appeared years ago in the local newspaper in the area where I grew up. It was in New Norwegian, my mother tongue, so this is my attempt at translation.

"They tried to adapt their lives, at first, to the tenets of religion;
but that turned out, alas, to be a difficult proposition.
So now they have taken the opposite direction:
Adapted religion to their own imperfection."

1 comment:

mushroom said...

That's good and too true. It reminds of another saying that Christianity has not been tried and found wanting, but it was found difficult and not tried.