March 01, 2004

Yea, There's a Reason

I may be on thin theological ice here, but I think a lot of folks have really misunderstood the necessity of the Passion. It isn't just the fact that Christ died, but that he suffered terribly and died, all the while rejecting the opportunity to call it all off. Had he died very quickly, I'm quite sure Christianity wouldn't have developed as it did. And this goes way beyond just the loss of the cross iconography. Remember, it is called the passion of the Christ, not the death of the Christ.

Posted by Charles Austin at March 1, 2004 12:17 AM

hear, hear.

Posted by: cath* at 03:58 AM

I don't think you're on thin theological ice and I also think some folks misunderstand the Passion. Like Paul said, Christ crucified is a stumbling block to some and folly to others.


Posted by: Jon at 11:08 AM

Speaking of folks who misunderstand... I just read Richard Cohen's March 2 column.

Posted by: Jon at 12:37 PM

Cohen misunderstands his own driver's license.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 09:12 PM