Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woman Folly has the advantage

“It appears that the sages are well aware that Woman Folly has an advantage. Not only are the potential feasters described in ways that suggest the potential for folly rather than wisdom (naive, those who lack understanding), but Woman Folly’s invitation is merely to 'let him turn in here' (9:16), whereas Lady Wisdom’s is to 'forsake your folly and live, and proceed in the way of understanding' (9:6). Here, then, Lady Wisdom calls the simple to repentance, motivating them by the promise of life and insight but calling them to abandon their present patterns of life. In contrast, Woman Folly demands nothing but that one enter.”—A Severe Mercy, page 373

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Indeed, the perfect prophet for our way of life, no? We don't need to change, repent, or anything; we just need to continue consuming and consuming and consuming...until the end. Problem is that the end is destruction. Nothing has changed in 2500 years; we still reap what we sow.
</idle musing>

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