Thursday, March 28, 2013

The human project

Saw this on Peter Leithart's blog:
Mocking God, killing righteous men – that is the human project. When a teacher comes with the demand that we do justice and love our neighbors, we betray Him, mock Him, beat Him on the head and crown Him with thorns, before we pack Him off to death on a cross. Naked and bleeding on the cross, Jesus suffers the fate of Jerusalem, and of Troy and Babylon and Carthage and Dresden and of every city that has ever been razed to smoking rubble. The cross exposes us as specialists in destruction. History is a waste of ruins, toppled temples, smoldering cities, corpses heaped for burning. This is what we do. That is the human project.
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Do read the whole thing; he doesn't leave us there—Praise God!—because God doesn't leave us there
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1 comment:

Joel and Renee said...

Your granddaughter keeps complaining that all history is about is war and killing people. Yup. :(