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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fun Easter Viewing

Just like every Christmas sees it's "must have" toy or decoration, it seems now every Easter we explore some other part of the Passion of Christ (which, BTW, the Passion, or focus on the crucifixion, is a medieval invention to connect people's painful existence with that of the Christ, which changed the focus away from the teachings). This year seems to be the year we explore the actual process of death by Roman crucifixion (previous years have seen explorations of the historical places of the Passion, the Tomb of Christ - including the Jesus Family Tomb - and the madness surrounding the Da Vinci Code). So have we all had fun exploring this ancient form of torture? Do we all now know how the traditional stigmata points weren't how someone was normally nailed to a cross? So is this a result of our year long discussion of waterboarding?

2 comments:

Matt Mitchell said...

It never ceases to amaze me that the church as a whole will ignore every discovered inconsistency of what we understand of the world of 2k years ago, but will consistently adhere to the contrived, accepted dogma.

Steve Buchheit said...

Matt, they most certainly do, even when it matters very little, and are meerly artistic devices. But then there's that whole infallibility thing.