Thursday, August 03, 2006


It succeeds when it treats Jesus as an ideal; it fails when it makes him an idol. The business of surrendering one’s spiritual sovereignty to another person is idolatry. Worshipping a human being as a God is more sophisticated than worshipping animals or objects, but it’s still idolatry.

Jesus was an exceptionally talented messenger and guide - exceptional enough to deserve a civilization. But this blood-soaked Roman civilization is not worthy of him.

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