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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"It Must Be Of The Spirit ..............."

'Men since the beginning of time have sought peace.Various methods through the ages have been attempted to devise an international process to prevent or settle disputes between nations....We have had our last chance....The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our almost matchless advances in science , art , literature and all material and cultural developments of the past 2000 years.IT MUST BE OF THE SPIRIT IF WE ARE TO SAVE THE FLESH."
General Douglas MacArthur , Battleship Missouri , 2/9/1945.

"One theologian ( Jesuit Father Karl Rahnev ) argues that if the image of God faded completely from our minds , we would slowly cease to be human.This means that we would retain our intellectual capacity,our ability to make ever more complex machines.But by cutting the umblical cord with God , our source of ethical vitality would be gone.Morally we would become nothing more than a species of fantastically clever monkeys.... For the truth is that we humans are all Jekyll and Hyde creatures and the monster within each of us is always striving to take over.Theologians call this the doctrine of original sin and it explains what we all observe but find hard to understand.Man can be and often is destructive and malicious.This propensity to evil cannot be corrected entirely from our own resources.We need external help to keep our dark side under control.That is what regular practice of religion provides." Paul Johnson , the author of The Recovery Of Freedom , Modern Times etc etc.

In all the annals of Mankind has a moral code been given to peoples such as The 10 Commandments ( Deuteronomy 5: 6 - 21 )?

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