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:: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 ::

An Anniversary, Ancient Greece and Secular Hatred

A few random Wednesday Musings for you:

* My second year wedding anniversary was yesterday. At dinner, the wife and I spent some time sharing things we appreciated about each other. Like confession of sins, this is a healthy exercise; to verbalize in the presence of another person that which you are not always aware of or prone to saying so openly.

* My one class this term is a 300-level historical exploration of ancient Greece (800's BC through the death of Alexander the Great). I've been impressed this past year with the number of professors who heavily rely on primary sources. The two main texts for this class are Herodotus' "The Histories" and Thucydides, "On the Peloponnesian War".

* During class this morning, the professor quipped, "When something becomes popular, forgeries abound." He was speaking of clay statues, but how true this of Christianity!

This reminds me of a recent post by Clifton where he said,"I'm advocating a Christianity whose greatness is not measured by worldly esteem, but active secular hatred."

When Christianity became popular after the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., the Church was protected from error by monasticism which made sure that true Christianity didn't become corrupted by secularism. What a tremendous gift the monastic life was and continues to be for us.

:: Karl :: 11:12:00 AM [Link] ::

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