The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Lion and the Cardinal Blog


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From one of the blogger's recent reflections.

One of the saddest things about modern times is that the vast majority of people damn their souls to Hell without ever even really enjoying their mortal sins.... And this, I think, is the slow, gradual, indirect and unintended effect of the idea that occurred to Luther on a latrine about 510 years ago. The idea of total depravity at the root of his entire theology proposes that sin is the inescapable state of human existence. And considered as such, it ceases to be dramatic. Luther may have sinned but he never sinned boldly, at least not by goliardic standards. To defy God, knowing and believing that the result is eternal torment and that faith alone will not save - that is to sin boldly.

Thought-provoking stuff.

2 Comments:

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I've been told if the punishment for sin was immediate, maybe Luther would have thought differently on the latrine.

Good picture.

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

 

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