August 4, 2013

Sunday Meditations: "The most radical political agenda that was ever enunciated on Planet Earth"

"Here, to my mind, is the most radical political agenda that was ever enunciated on Planet Earth:"

Pater noster, qui es in caelis: sanctificetur Nomen Tuum; adveniat Regnum Tuum; fiat voluntas Tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie; et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris; et ne nos inducas in tentationem; sed libera nos a Malo.

"Before those carefully qualified words, & in the blood of our own martyrs, the demonic power of the Roman State melted away, & its very gauleiters were converted.

"I cannot think of any truth, goodness, or beauty, that is incompatible with that paternalist agenda. Whereas, I cannot think of any that is not potentially an affront to every earthly tyrant, whether or not freely elected as the Ruler of the People." Come the Revolution -- David Warren:

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 4, 2013 3:16 AM
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thanks Gerard, I needed that bit of good news

Posted by: Dave E at August 4, 2013 5:29 PM

It is sometimes enough just to keep the hand on the plow. Thank you, Gerard.

Posted by: Jewel at August 4, 2013 8:23 PM