September 15, 2016

"Our question is one that Plato and Moses alike would be stunned (or maybe not) that we are still grappling with today."

"Has not the human race learned anything in the last few thousand years?

It would seem not, for we struggle just as the ancients did: Shall we order our lives according to the transcendent, the holy and the righteous or the power and control of other mortals? Shall we hold certain truths as self-evident, that human beings are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, or shall we suborn our rights, hence freedoms, to Great Politics, which the last 100 years have been ample proof that Nietzsche was right?

"The ancient Jews never answered this to their own satisfaction. Their history, as they recorded it themselves, was one of faithfulness to the Covenant of Sinai and abandonment of it. To and fro, back and forth. And over and over they learned what St. Paul wrote to the church in Galatia: "God can't be disregarded. You will harvest what you plant."

And brothers and sisters, the harvest is coming in. It is coming in, good and hard, for the worst punishment God ever hands out to us is to let us have what we want. - Donald Sensing, The story of mankind is the tale of someone who wakes up in Paradise and decides to burn it down.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 15, 2016 1:23 PM
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And where is the fairness, the justice, for the babies, toddlers, harmless children and other blameless ones in their millions?
God has a lot to answer for, for his poor quality control of creation. Compile the charges. Raise the innocent dead as witnesses. Time now for impeachment and trial in His court of justice and mercy.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at September 15, 2016 4:03 PM

Life is not fair. God built a hot-rod of a mammal, capable of anything needed to thrive. He then gave him freedom and sat back to watch. Man has progressed, but still there's the chaos.
God is no more to blame than Porsche for building a hot-rod. Your problem is bad drivers. People need to pick up their game, and just can't stand paying attention.
By impeachment you imply one to take God's place. Who or what might that be? Baal?
Get a really good lawyer.

Posted by: Riley at September 15, 2016 9:03 PM

Thank you for the cite, and what the heck, I turned it into a post on my own site, "How we perish in Paradise."

Posted by: Donald Sensing at September 17, 2016 6:46 AM