Wednesday, November 14, 2007

He Came in the Fullness of Time

With some sort of cunning, inventive
beyond all expectation
he reaches sometimes evil,
and sometimes good.

If he honors the laws of earth
and the justice of the gods...
Sophocles, "Antigone"

Me: This is what I was saying earlier, about how you need an authority above reason. That's so Christian. I'm sorry, I don't mean to bring Christianity into the discussion*, but it amazes me how when Christ came they were so ready.

Dr. S: It's true. And why the Greeks? Why right there and right then? How do you explain that except by the Providence of God working in human history?

*We have been told previously to confine our discussions to what the author could have meant--and in 400 BC there was no Christianity.

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