Sunday, November 9, 2008

Iconoclasts Love Good Monk Riots

Little commentary is necessary on this article, just another weekend of entertainment in Jerusalem. Any old iconocurmudgeonclast could tell them that the problems always begin with physical relics and graven images, and escalate from there. A piece of the true cross that can be fought over is not the true cross. The bones of a saint that can be captured in a jar is not a true saint. A God that elicits fist fights for physical-world advantages is not a true God.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautifully said!

Ruth said...

"Claims" and "rights" seems rather contradictory to surrender, which supposedly underlies most ideal religious/spiritual thought. From an early age I learned that it was really all about "us" and "them."

Loring Wirbel said...

Hesychast! - Gesundheit!

Ruth said...

:)

Ruth said...

Did you get an inch or two?

Loring Wirbel said...

Nothin'! (so far). Twice in one week, telling us we'd get measurable only to see the storms leapfrog the front range. Last week, the one that bounced past us gave South Dakota four feet of snow. This one will be passing by for the next ten hours, but we haven't seen much from it so far. Having a large mountain range just to the west of a vast plains area means that all the Doppler radar in the world doesn't help, the storms just do what they feel like.

Barry said...

I would say that's true.

I would also say it is well said.

Loring Wirbel said...

Barry, thank you for the visit, I love your blog.

Don said...

perfectly played out, perfectly described