Thursday, October 29, 2015

Be careful what you ask for

A Dominican website footer quotes St Gregory of Nyssa to the effect that the end goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.

Which God, I ask?

The dickless Mr Rogers who does nothing but ooze mercy and compassion like Oprah, the one currently popular with a dying Western Christianity?

Or the bipolar and multiple-personalitied cosmic storm deity in the Old Testament?

Or merely the Creator of this planet, where everything that lives lives by eating other things that live, until all of them die?

Theosis. Not what your Grandma thought it was.


1 comment:

-A said...

Or Odin? Or Thor? Or Svarog and Aguni? Hades? Zeus? ..........Typhon....


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