“The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen …”
Surely, Miss Welborn, this saying of Paul of Tarsus would seem as a yoke around one’s neck. The four Gospels differ, at times, hopelessly on the matters of the death and resurrection of Christ. To the question, “Art thou the Christ?” some think he said, “Yes, I am,” and others say , “Ye say that I am!” But any history of organized, or better, institutionalized Christianity should be disclaimed. With the notion that Jesus had no thoughts whatsoever in that direction. There is only a basic doctrine of a universal loving God and a brotherhood of man. Jesus had no knowledge of the Annunciation (which is in other religions, and mythologies), nor the trinity, nor original sin, nor the worship of Mary. A very erudite, and non-conforming sage by the name of Albert J. Nock had this to say of the history of organized Christianity:p>”I came away from it with the firm conviction that the prodigious evils which spot this record can all be traced to the attempt to organize and institutionalize something which is in its nature incapable of being successfully either organized or institutionalized. I can find no evidence that Jesus ever contemplated either; the sort of thing commonly alleged as evidence would not be substantial enough to send a pickpocket to gaol. By all that is known of Jesus, he appears to have been as sound and simon pure an individualist as Lao-tsze.” br> — Edward Del Colle /p> p> SELLING JOBS br> Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?