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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Genesis, 1924; watercolor, 21 3/8 x 30 1/2 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Genesis, 1924; watercolor, 21 3/8 x 30 1/2 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975

Charles E. Burchfield, Letter to Reverend Martin Walker, January 1931

Thursday, June 27, 2013

What an unjust monster must be at the head of the Universe who, after ‘punishing’ man mercilessly in his present existence, would consign him to eternal torment just because he did not accept as true the pretensions of a man, who at a certain time and place claimed to be God in human form! The thought is ridiculous!
Charles E. Burchfield, January 1931

 

Read Nancy Weekly's, head of collections and the Charles Cary Rumsey curator (and Burchfield Scholar) at the Burchfield Penney, response to a comment about this quotation at http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/general/blog/article:06-27-2013-12-00am-nancy-weekly-on-letter-to-em-rev-martin-walker-january-13-1931-em/.

 

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